Project Implementation & Management


Avaria’s experienced team of project managers, team leads and engineering staff is here to deploy right solutions for YOUR business, On-Time and On-Budget.

IT Consulting & Project Management

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With over 20 years of experience in deploying a wide range of projects for our clients, Avaria’s team understands that your business has unique requirements and budget. We listen, we observe and we ask questions to completely understand your business processes and your objectives. This is all before we commit to your project. We only offer solutions that fit your business needs.

Avaria also has direct access to the largest IT distributors in the US, including Ingram Micro, Tech Data and Synnex, & between all of these, EVERY imaginable IT equipment, software and warranties are available to our clients for delivery or drop-ship.

Contact us today to request a quote and see how Avaria can deliver an

On-Target, On-Time and On-Budget IT solutions for your business.


Some of our Project Implementation services include:

Network Design

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Whether you are just setting up shop, relocating office, have a slow network, expanding or have a network built ad-hoc over the years, our engineers can help with design and deployment of your new network. Our designs reflect best of the breed, scalable, & future proof solutions so you buy once & can enjoy trouble free computing for years to come.

  • Network equipment selection (switches, power, firewalls etc.)
  • Server integration, upgrades or virtualization
  • Telephony integration (if any)
  • Monitoring & Alerting
  • Post-implementation Support


Email/Exchange migration & upgrades

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Whether you’re moving from one provider to another or us, or you want to do an in-place upgrade of your entire email system (Outlook, Exchange etc.), Avaria’s team of experienced engineers will make sure migration all desktops, laptops, and smart phones are updated, no messages are lost and contacts/public folders are transferred successfully. We will even help in-bound email collected if servers are down.

  • MX records examination and preparation for cut-over
  • Setting up mail bagging in place during/after migration
  • Setup spam/virus filters
  • Setup user accounts (w/ LDAP or without)
  • Move mailboxes, contact lists, public folders etc.
  • Server Upgrades (e.g. Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2013)
  • Setup client-side Outlook
  • Setup client-side smart phones (iPhones, Androids etc.)


Security Assessment & Discovery

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  • Perform premise firewall(s) audit
  • Perform Server(s) audit
  • Perform workstations audit
  • Perform Wireless/Wi-Fi audit
  • Perform physical premise audit
  • Server hardening (lock down)
  • Workstations OS hardening (ports and vulnerable apps)
  • Active Directory audit (granular audit of who has access to what)
  • Penetration audits and tests
  • Remediation of all faults discovered during any or all of these audits


New Equipment Roll-Outs

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Time to replace your end points (laptops, desktops, thin clients, smart phones)? Avaria makes sure that transition remains seamless & complete.

  • Physical installation of new equipment
  • Update of OS and apps & Patch management
  • Integration into AD
  • Backup and user data, files, shortcuts, favorites etc.
  • Apply Group Policies to make sure mapped drives connect correctly, profiles show up correctly, printers attach correctly etc.
  • All office apps are configured & available to end-users


OS & application upgrades

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  • Bi-Weekly updates of OS, and apps (servers & workstations)
  • Updates of anti-virus software across the organization
  • Upgrade software across the organization e.g. upgrade from Office 2007 to Office 2013, or Adobe upgrade etc.


Virtualization and Cloud Migration

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  • Need/Objective analysis
  • Equipment analysis (enough hardware or not)
  • If migrating to Avaria’s cloud, prepare server images
  • Procure equipment or use client provided equipment
  • Procure software lic. or use Client provided virtualization software
  • Assess redundancy and fail-over requirements
  • Backup and Image production servers
  • Configure/setup virtualization platform (VMWare, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenApp etc.)
  • Test & Deploy virtualized environment
  • Perform bare-metal recoveries into the new virtualized environment
  • Setup backups & disaster recovery mechanisms
  • Setup hardware and application monitoring, and alerting


Server roll outs, and Upgrades

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  • Need/Objective analysis
  • Design, & Procure appropriate equipment or deploy Client provided equipment
  • Backup/Image old servers (if migration is limited to moving servers to new hardware) OR
    Deploy and configure servers from ground up (e.g moving from Server 2008 to Server 2012)
  • Configure new servers based on role (Exchange, SQL, AD, File Server, Print Server, Fax Server etc.)


Cabling Services (Voice & Data)

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    • Complete over-haul of premise cabling

(also see more details here)

  • Replace CAT5 w/ CAT6 or CAT6E
  • Cabling audit – identify & label each cable correctly from individual locations in the walls/cubicles to the cabling rack)
  • Perform comprehensive certification tests for CAT5E or CAT6 or CAT6E (depending on physical wires)
    see example of a certification report here
  • Our cabling solutions include Copper as well as Fiber
  • Fiber testing & certification
  • Fiber Splicing
  • Replace/splice cut fiber


On-Site Projects

Server Virtualization (Physical-to-Virtual)

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  • Need/Objectives Analysis
  • Assess hardware requirements
  • Assess storage requirements
  • Design, Recommend & Procure new equipment unless Client provides the equipment
  • Install & Configure virtualization platform (VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, or Citrix XenApps)
  • Backup/Image production servers
  • Perform bare-metal recovery to the new virtualization platform
  • Perform end-to-end analysis of the new production environment
  • Setup fail-over, backups and disaster recovery


Server App upgrades (e.g. Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2013 upgrade)

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  • Backup all mailboxes, including all end-user data
  • Perform application upgrade
  • Migrate and test all data
  • Configure all end-user devices (desktops/laptops/tablets/smart phones etc.)


Complete Desktop/Laptop refresh (back up local data, refresh OS)

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  • Backup of user data (files, data, shortcuts, desktop, favorites etc.)
  • Remove existing OS, & load same OS, if latest version or load new OS (think Windows XP to Windows 7/8.1)
  • Join all computers back to the domain
  • Restore backed up data, files, shortcuts, favorites etc.
  • Makes sure Group Policies are working
  • Load up anti-malware software


Wireless Projects


Network (voice and data) Cabling- both copper & fiber

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    • Complete over-haul of premise cabling

(also see more details here)

  • Replace CAT5 w/ CAT6 or CAT6E
  • Cabling audit – identify & label each cable correctly from individual locations in the walls/cubicles to the cabling rack)
  • Perform comprehensive certification tests for CAT5E or CAT6 or CAT6E (depending on physical wires)
    see example of a certification report here
  • Our cabling solutions include Copper as well as Fiber
  • Fiber testing & certification
  • Fiber Splicing
  • Replace/splice cut fiber


Network switches, firewalls, routers upgrades & replacements

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  • Network gear IOS/firmware upgrades/updates
  • Backup complete configuration of production equipment OR write new configs
  • Re-write or move ACLs
  • Design, Recommend & Procure new equipment unless Client providing gear
  • Install, setup & test new equipment.
  • Certify for end-to-end functionality


Server upgrades and replacement

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  • Need/Objective analysis
  • Design, & Procure appropriate equipment or deploy Client provided equipment
  • Backup/Image old servers (if migration is limited to moving servers to new hardware) OR
  • Deploy and configure servers from ground up (e.g moving from Server 2008 to Server 2012)
  • Configure new servers based on role (Exchange, SQL, AD, File Server, Print Server, Fax Server etc.)


Setup Comprehensive Backup systems (on-site/cloud)

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  • Need/Objectives Analysis
  • Assess existing equipment & software for backups
  • Design, Recommend and Procure new equipment/software, if necessary
  • Setup onsite backup w/ alerting
  • Setup off-site backup w/ alerting
  • Setup standby VMs, if part of the scope
  • Setup disaster recovery and business continuity services, if part of the project
  • Setup routine test recovery exercise (monthly, quarterly, or bi-annually)
  • For more details, please visit our backup services page here


Staff Augmentation (on-site techs/engineers during project implementation)

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  • Assign on-site technicians or engineers at Client’s disposal.
  • Temporary or part-time engagements (we don’t place engineers for employment)
  • Any level of expertise (from a desktop tech to one of our senior most engineers)


Remote Project Management

Setup cloud backups

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  • Assess Business Critical Data for backup
  • Setup connections & client side agent
  • Setup backup strategy (retention & recovery)
  • Setup alerting & monitoring
  • Schedule routine restoration exercise


Implement hosted email

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  • MX records examination and preparation for cut-over
  • Setting up mail bagging in place during/after migration
  • Setup spam/virus filters
  • Setup user accounts (w/ LDAP or without)
  • Move mailboxes, contact lists, public folders etc.
  • Server Upgrades (e.g. Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2013)
  • Setup client-side Outlook
  • Setup client-side smart phones (iPhones, Androids etc.)


Update & patch up desktop, laptop operating systems and applications

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  • Automate regular updates & patch management for workstations & servers
  • Update/Upgrade business critical apps


Optimize PCs with disk defragmentation, temp folder cleaning & virus removal

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  • Remove extraneous applications & programs slowing PCs down
  • Disk analysis (error checks) & defragmentation
  • Clean-up temp folders
  • Run anti-virus software & remove any malware
  • Adjust Windows settings for better performance


New equipment deployment

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Avaria, with access to millions of SKUs through a large distribution network comprised of Tech Data, Ingram Micro, Synnex, Dell, and several small niche distributors, can procure anything IT. Literally. And all our clients take advantage of prices that Avaria offers because of no overhead. In fact, Avaria has exactly $ ZERO overhead in terms of inventory because everything is stocked by our distributors & can be shipped same day for delivery. Delivered at razor thin markups so you save money.

  • Assess, Design & BoM
  • Procurement
  • Deployment


Contact us today to request a quote and see how Avaria can deliver an On-Target, On-Time and On-Budget IT solution for your business.

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