Networking

If you see LAN adapters and cable as the network foundation and the departmental LANs as the individual houses, then the enterprise network is analogous to the entire community. Users toil mainly within their houses but also share some information and services with their neighbors and communities.By sharing these services with a larger group of people, departments can save the cost of buying expensive equipment for their exclusive use. A greater dissemination of information provides users the opportunity to make more informed business decisions. It also enables workers in different locales to work as if they were in the same office.

From the initial planning to the final implementation, ATS Microsoft Certified System Engineers, will help your company install or update its networks in the shortest time possible. We will help you with decisions as to what routers/bridges best fit your needs, how to integrate your existing minicomputer or mainframe into the network, and any other questions that you may have about connectivity.

Network Analysis and Design / Capacity Planning
Intranets, Internet, and WANS
Remote Monitoring and Support
Emergency and Contingency Plans
Daily Operations
Hardware Selection
Network Analysis and Design / Capacity Planning
As corporations distribute their data, networks become populated with more users and more data. If the network is not properly planned it may be running at full capacity by the time it’s installed. This is why it is important to plan the current, as well as near future, data bandwidth. ATS will help your company analyze, plan and review your network purchase before you commit any dollars to hardware.
Intranets, Internet, and WANS

Helping companies eliminate isolated islands of information has been one of ATS’ most important goals. By connecting different locations using the latest technologies, ATS helps companies access their data no matter where it’s located. Working in conjunction with our software engineers our networking division has built middle-ware to read and write data to and from legacy systems.

If it's access to the Internet that a company needs, ATS can design and install communication gateways that will minimize the cost per user connection.

Remote Monitoring and Support
As systems increase in size and number of locations, administration becomes a key issue. In order to minimize costs in personnel and downtime some sort of remote administration should be implemented. ATS can help your company by monitoring or automating administrative tasks such as correlating and consolidating event logs, restarting services, diagnosing problems, and updating Microsoft Service packs on remote systems across the network.
Emergency and Contingency Plans
As data in your system becomes essential for your company’s day to day operation it is extremely important to have contingency plans in place in case of downtimes. ATS will help you create contingency plans that include daily backups, firewall installations, recovery procedures and more.
Daily Operations

Today’s enterprise networks represent far more complex environments than the departmental networks of old. To meet the enterprises management needs, administrators must devise an overall infrastructure to coordinate the various management elements.

ATS engineers can help your company by designing procedures, recommending management software or even administering your entire network from our location. Issues such as backups, emergency procedures, and weekly maintenance are all issues that would be addressed.

Hardware Selection

Network hardware is the foundation of the network infrastructure; whether the media-access method is Ethernet, Token Ring, FDDI, or something else, the media protocols form the beams, girders, and load-bearing walls of the network house.

As with any foundation, the network hardware must provide good, reliable service at a reasonable price. It is here that ATS adds value to the customer’s unique solution. Being up to date on new products and installing new systems every day, ATS can bring its experience to your company and help your IT department in the selection and deployment of your network hardware and software without a hitch.