Our client required tools, techniques and processes be developed to improve transparency and predictability of data storage consumption across the Agency.
The DSS Role
DSS is a Sub-contractor on an IDIQ contract, currently providing data Storage Resource Management (SRM) and Engineering professional services for a large federal agency of more than 20,000 Federal and contractor staff, based in Virginia.
The DSS team implemented Agile/Lean techniques to improve the clients view of data storage consumption; Developed tools to allow for consolidated reporting to track storage/hosts dependencies and created API’s for integration with other COTS and custom tools already in use. With output from these tools, our team conducted consolidation, re-tiering and decommissions where appropriate; developed and implemented internal chargeback and invoicing capabilities; improved storage order entry and accuracy; developed and implemented TCO modeling and forecasting strategies and capabilities.
Upon completion the client realized:
- Operational Cost savings of $10 million
- A transparent view of consumption by organization
- A reduction in man hour spent developing and merging reports from multiple systems
- Ability to use the TCO modeling for resource and forecast planning