Data Capacity Planning & Management

Due to decreasing disk prices, effective storage capacity planning allows data storage administrators to delay disk purchases until they are really needed. Champion understands that saving money on unused storage resources enables organizations to better allocate their storage budgets. Our capacity planning services determine how storage is being allocated today, what applications are causing growth and how to plan for and forecast future storage requirements.

Our methodology follows a simple five step process:

Step 1: Discovery

Through questionnaires, workshops and automated discovery tools, we discover what your current data capacity is today, what it was yesterday and what do we believe it will be tomorrow. We make sure to interview your IT team as well as your business units in order to understand all aspects of data growth.

Step 2: Analysis

Our consultants analyze your company’s current requirements, including

  • Your business expectations
  • Whether your current technology environment scalable, reliable and cost effective
  • Your operational process, best practices, documentation and skillsets

Step 3: Recommendation

Both in writing and via a presentation, we offer our findings and recommend a go-forward plan.  Our recommendations take into consideration your business alignment, technology enhancements and operation changes.

Step 4: Implementation

We focus on implementing the agreed upon recommendations.

Step 5: Ongoing Support

Two times a year, we measure to see if the capacity plan that has been implemented is working correctly and meeting company objectives. Is the technology that was implemented working as it should? How can we adapt the current strategy to meet changing business or compliance demands?
A solid capacity planning methodology such as Champion’s offers many benefits to the companies that adopt it. Reduced risk, making sure you are within budget, ensuring that your technology can handle your growth requirements, and ensuring your mission-critical data is always available.

Contact our knowledgeable team today to learn how our 35 years of experience can empower your organization to reduce costs, increase productivity, and mitigate risks.

Erick Bacallao joined Champion Solutions Group in 2015 after a career of Software Development in Cuba at the National Cancer Care Institute of Cuba, followed by moving to the States with allAware.

 

Champion acquired allAware and its properties and Erick has utilized his extensive background and expertise in IT and Software Development to rise to VP of Product Development in less than 5 years. During this time, Erick has been involved with key projects that led to the launch of numerous products including CSP Boss, Inscape platform and 365 Productivity Insights.

 

Erick has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Havana. He won Gold Medals for Programming from the Ministry of Education in Cuba, and he is certainly still a Gold Medalist for Champion!

 

As President and CEO, Chris is responsible for the development of key strategic alliances and solution portfolio. He leads Champion’s go-to market and execution strategies for integrated offerings in the cloud, in security, and in digital infrastructure, always focusing on improving the customer experience and driving transformative business outcomes.

 

He also aligns key partner initiatives with company strategy and oversees corporate marketing and messaging to gain mindshare with customers and partners. It’s his vision and innovativeness that have catapulted Champion up the ranks to become a $100M+ organization—and one of the most respected solution providers in the industry.

 

Over the past two decades, Chris has also focused on mergers and acquisitions, as well as innovative product development. He is the original founder and an active member on the Board of Managed Maintenance, Inc., a SAAS provider and consulting firm that utilizes their award-winning One-View Portal to help the IT Channel and its customers manage their IT Maintenance.

 

Chris is also the original founder and chief strategist behind one of the original storage cloud providers, Storage Access / BluePoint. During the course of a few short years, he had raised $20M and took that company public on the Toronto Stock Exchange. It has since been acquired by Pomeroy.

 

In 2012, Chris led the acquisition of MessageOps and continued the product development and worldwide launch of its premier SAAS, 365 Command. Built on Microsoft Azure, 365 Command is currently managing over 1 million seats of Microsoft’s Office 365. After achieving this phenomenal milestone, 365 Command and other MessageOps O365 utilities were sold to Kaseya.

 

Over the past 35 years, Chris as worked tirelessly to not only advance his own career, but those of his employees. In addition to leading a $100M organization, Chris can also be found sitting with sales teams, cold calling and coaching, and validating why Champion has been listed on Best Places to Work by both South Florida Business Journal and Computerworld.

Ultimately, the success garnered by Champion Solutions Group, its associated companies, and their employees is due in large part to the leadership of its President and CEO. Perhaps the most fitting award Chris has earned is South Florida Business Journal’s 2013 Ultimate CEO Award.