Simalytic Solutions Consulting Services
The following consulting services are available on a hourly, daily or weekly basis. Please contact us to discuss specific needs. Consulting rates are based on the scope, location and length of the engagement.
Custom Simalytic™ Models are also available for use by your in-house staff. More information...
Since many companies have started using P-Cards instead of purchase orders for smaller purchases Simalytic Solutions
offers standard Consulting Units which can be purchased on-line.
Please contact us with the details of you project and we can discuss the services that will meet you needs.
Once we have determined the number of Consulting Units needed for your project you can purchase them on-line with a corporate P-Card or
any accepted credit card.
- Technology Planning
The Technology Planning Consulting Service provides expertise to help a company understand
how technology can be applied to business processes. New technologies are introduced into the marketplace faster
than most companies can understand them, let alone absorb them. This service provides advice, information and
research to show the impact, both positive and negative, of these new technologies on the business. By focusing
on technologies, this service helps a business outline strategic directions that support business objectives
without commitments to specific vendors or products.
- Capacity Planning
The Capacity Planning Consulting Service provides expertise to help a
company plan future acquisition of computing resources. Dr. Norton defines
Capacity Planning as knowing the answer to the question "What do we have
to buy and when do we have to buy it to make sure that the business
applications perform at the level required to insure the business
succeeds?" What makes this approach to capacity planning successful is
the connection to the business results. Traditional capacity planning is
often focused on the resource usage measurements as objectives, such as
upgrading a server at a predefined utilization level, that do not take into
account the value returned to the business. Buying additional hardware that
does not improve the business, regardless of how cheap it is, diverts time,
effort and money away from initiatives with the potential for greater return
on investment. This service focuses planning efforts, at a level appropriate
to the costs being considered, on the business results and the return on the
- Application Modeling
The Application Modeling Consulting Service provides the technical expertise
to help your capacity planning and performance management staff make the
transition from a system-centric view to an application-centric view but
still take full advantage of the processes and tools experience already in
place. Application models enable them to study the effects of changes on the
application itself or of changes on the infrastructure that supports the
application. Examples of this type of modeling include analysis of existing
applications to predict the effects of increased business volume, or of
server upgrades, on the application's response time. In addition, design
level models can be used to predict the responsiveness of applications
before they are developed or before major functional enhancements.
Additional Application Modeling information is available.
- Systems Modeling
The Systems Modeling Consulting Service provides the technical expertise to
build system and infrastructure level models to explore the need for, and
effect of, changes to the hardware environment. Examples of this type of
modeling include analysis of existing hardware environments to determine the
cause of performance bottlenecks, the changes required to eliminate such
bottlenecks and the business value of such changes.
- End-to-End Response Time Analysis
The End-to-End Response Time Analysis Consulting Service provides the
technical expertise to combine capacity planning and application analysis
with business process analysis to gain an objective understanding of
environment changes on the response time seen by the end-users of the
application. End-to-End (ETE) Response Time Analysis puts response time
measurements into perspective based on the value to the end-users. This
service can help all aspects of your organization understand what ETE
measurement points are meaningful to the business regardless of the
technique used (either intrusive or non-intrusive to the application).
- Seminars and Training
The Seminars and Training Consulting Service provides technical expertise
directly to a company’s staff with pre-developed seminars or custom
developed training sessions. Dr. Norton has given his Tutorial Workshop "A
Practical Approach to Capacity Modeling" at many national and international
conferences. This workshop, as either a half day overview or a full days
with exercises, provides practical techniques for addressing real business
capacity analysis problems. In addition, Dr. Norton has taught several
undergraduate and graduate level courses that can be adapted to address
specific customer and business needs. He is also available for speaking
engagements on a variety of performance related topics. Please see his
publications and teaching
pages for more information on available presentations and training classes.
- Custom Research
The Custom Research Consulting Service provides custom research for use by a
company as internal documentation, as marketing material or as revenue
producing white papers. Dr. Norton has extensive experience, well developed
research capabilities and cross-discipline exposure, all of which provide both
depth of coverage and unique practical perspectives for a variety of topics.
An example of a white paper developed for resale is
Network Attached Storage Security: Issues and Exposures published by
The Evaluator Group, publication WP-0011.
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