Ocean Consulting - Information Technology Consulting
Ocean Consulting - Information Technology Consulting Services
Ocean Consulting is an international Linux / UNIX IT consulting firm that provides expert level systems integration, contract software development and Information Technology (I.T.) management
consulting services based from the (U.S.A.) Portland, Oregon metro region. We work with Fortune 500 companies as well
as start-ups to develop, maintain and leverage I.T. infrastructures. Our management
consultants have a minimum of ten years of experience in I.T. and can help manage technology
risk as well as identify strategic technologies.
Specialties include Linux, open source and Cloud software solutions, networking, data centers, telecommunications, web application development,
web services infrastructure, site reliability engineering, e-commerce, software quality, embedded systems design, digital video on demand, database development, database
management and business process documentation.
Ocean Consulting is an international Linux/UNIX/Microsoft consulting firm that provides expert level systems integration, contract software development and Information Technology (I.T.) management consulting
services based from the (U.S.A.) Portland, Oregon metro region. We work with Fortune 500 companies as well as start-ups to develop, maintain and
leverage I.T. infrastructures. Our management consultants have a minimum ten years of experience
in I.T. and can help manage technology risk as well as identify strategic technologies.
Specialties include Linux, open source and Microsoft software solutions, networking, data centers, telecommunications, web application development,
software quality, embedded systems design, digital video on demand, database design, database
management and business process documentation.
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Ocean Consulting brings consulting experience in the following technologies:
Internet Information Server (IIS)
Active Server Pages (ASP)
Perl / Mason
Ruby on Rails
Advanced clustering and virtualization:
Linux and HP-UX clustering
VMware SAN integration
IBM zSeries virtualization
Private could architectures
C / C++
Ruby on Rails
Structured Query Language (SQL)
CVS, Subversion, Visual Source Safe
Microsoft SQL Server
Oracle Parallel Server (OPS)
Pentahoe Kettle ETL
System backup and recovery
Tape backup systems
Tape library systems
Hierarchical Storage System (HSM)
Set top box platforms
Video storage and transport
Digital video on demand (DVOD)
Internet Service Gateways (ISGs)
TCP/IP, IPX, Appletalk
Network Management Systems
Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)
Wireless - Wifi / Wimax
Domain name service (DNS)
Broad Band Service Manager (BBSM)
Tut Systems SMS2000
Mail - sendmail, MS Exchange
Directory services - Active Directory, NDS, LDAP
X.25, frame relay
Wide Area Networks (WANs)
Computer Telephony (CTI)
Voice over IP (VOIP)
Interactive Voice Response (IVR) systems
Provisioning voice/data circuits
Linux - RedHat, Debian, Embedded
UNIX - HP-UX, SunOS, IRIX, SCO
Microsoft Windows XP/2003
Uninterruptable power supplies (UPS)
Data center development and operations
Dry fire suppression systems
Ocean Consulting - Project Experience
Human Resources Administration and Commissions Application - Web based internal application using Java and MS SQL Server to track employee information, salary history, vacations and bonus administration (including sales force).
National Point of Sale (POS) System Development / Deployment - Project management through full software / system development life cycle. 15,000 lane point of sale system encompassing back end UNIX servers communicating with card swipe terminals as well as EDI back end links for national retail chain customers. This was a large eight month project.
Live 7 x 24 Data Center Move - Complete move including facilities preparation, managing data circuit orders, backup generator installation and cable plant installation.
7 x 24 Call Center Deployment - Managed the installation of 70 new CSR stations in 8,000 sq. ft. space. Included managing architect, building contractors, electricians, voice/data wire plant installers, furniture vendor, computers, phones and accompanying voice/data services, fire suppression system installers, PBX installation and server capacity expansion.
Network Design and Implementation - network, firewall and mail implementation for a local start up.
43 Office Washington DSHS Overhaul - Full replacement of LAN infrastructure.
Large LAN Overhaul - 300+ station network for Spokane County Sheriff's Department.
Intranet/Extranet Administration - assumed responsibilities for departing intranet/extranet admin of large multinational corporation; HTML, ASP, Perl, IIS, sendmail.
Nortel 81C PBX Installation - Large PBX installation. A fully populated 81C supports over 12,000 termination points. This switch was used in a call center application including full ACD capability.
Network Operation Center Setup - installation and configuration of HP OpenView SNMP Management package to monitor and manage data center including all telecommunication services (OC12s, DS3s, T1s), routers, servers, database servers and firewalls.
Network Time Protocol (NTP) Implementation for OLTP Environment - design and implementation of time synchronization scheme for multiple database severs in an OLTP environment. This enabled call detail records generated from multiple long distance switches to create time stamps within a synchronized time domain.
Portfolio Model Data Warehouse - design and implementation of data warehouse loaded with 30 years of stock market data for use in analysis of portfolio models.
Oracle Parallel Server (OPS) / Application Installation - implementation of OPS on HP-UX cluster serving a large Computer Telephony application.
Digital Video on Demand Client/Server Prototype - designed and implemented digital VOD prototype.
Patent Application Writing - authored patents for digital video on demand application.
Designed and Implemented Embedded Linux System - used for digital video application on set top box platform.
Linux Based Hosting Platform - design, implementation and management of multi-site hosting platform based on open source software.
Web Services Platform Facilities Move - complete migration of web platform and traffic with large user base.
Data Center Dry Fire Suppression System - manage design and implementation of dry fire suppression system (FM200, Novec 1230, Inergen).
Design, Plan and Implement Remote Datacenter - including 'no single point of failure' network, remote management and complete setup.
VMware GSX Server Performance Tuning - optimization of guest kernel and virtual machines running on Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP) architecture.
I.T. Organizational Review and Audit - review I.T. organization and audit practices, policies and procedures for a large wholesale distributor.
Note: Client references are available upon request.
Technology and Cloud Consulting Services | Ocean Consulting
I.T. projects change companies. Both large and small efforts can test an organization's ability to control risk, cost and growth. At the end of the day a project's success is measured by business efficiencies delivered to customers, employees and management.
Services offered include both advisory and team participation roles. Some companies need assistance identifying the best options for improving their infrastructure. Others seek pro-active, professional project managers to deliver projects on time and on budget.
I.T. Organizational Reviews
Technical and Management Recruitment
Best Practices Consulting
Quality Initiatives (TQM, Six Sigma)
Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 Compliance
SAS 70 Audits
Data Center Installations
Software Development Services | Ocean Consulting
Customers may choose to seek help with some or all phases of software development. It is our philosophy that customers should benefit from value delivered at every phase of a project. For example a customer may choose to contract a project, have the needs analysis and business process documentation completed, then decide to take the development in-house. Our methodology provides for this kind of flexibility at project milestones.
Systems Development Life Cycle:
business process analysis and documentation
project management (becomes crucial at this stage)
systems design and specification
software / systems development
software / systems testing
training / support deployment
software / systems productionization and deployment
Technology Consultants | Ocean Consulting
Buy vs. build is a near daily decision for growing companies that rely on technology. While trying to grow an infrastructure robust enough and feature rich to win customers and edge out less nimble competitors, companies ultimately require top talent. Read more about available technology experience.