Yelwoc was established in 1995 as an independent IT consultancy, providing services primarily to SMB/Es and financial institutions. The consultancy focuses on companies that wish to avoid tying up significant capital investment and ongoing revenue charges in the form of annual maintenance charges, while still achieving their IT targets.

SANS, GSEC, GCFW, GPEN and ITIL Foundation certifications and have previously held Cisco and Checkpoint certifications.

The main technical focus is networking and associated security, especially around Cisco and Checkpoint products. Wide exposure to a large range of technologies and products; with significant hands-on engineering.

Leadership and advisory roles in multi-vendor driven projects, working with clients, architects, building contractors, Mechanical & Electrical contractors, IT services, Prime Brokers and Mark Data services.

Responsibility for all phases of infrastructure design, implementation and project budgeting.

Plan, design, and implement cost effective IT environments to provide integrated scalable solutions to support business operations. This includes Trading, Virtualisation, Storage Area Networks (SANs) and Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery infrastructures and remote access facilities.

Technical architecture for over 150 consultancy projects and also wider project management roles for many. Interfacing directly with clients’ senior executives and stakeholders, evaluating business needs and selecting appropriate technologies

Architect for a multi-client virtualised hosting solution from inception to implementation. Undertook the market analysis with potential clients and Prime Brokers. Prepared and presented the financial plan for capital injection. Responsible for the overall design and vendor/product selection, budgeting, and implementation plan.

Working alonside existing teams to extend the platform life of the infrastructure and to design the integration and migration to any new equipment.

The Range of services includes:

  • Technical Strategy Plans
  • Technical Reviews - Where we are; Where we should be; Competition
  • Vendor Selection and Management
  • Project Management
  • Network Management Systems
  • Infrastructure Architecture, Design, Implementation, Operation
  • Documentation

The Range of Technologies and Vendors includes:

LAN & WAN media and protocols Structure Cabling Systems
CISCO Routers; Switches: Nexus, Catalyst; ASA Security Appliances, ISE Identity Services Engine, IronPort Network Management Systems:
IPSwitch WhatsUp , SolarWinds Orion NAGIOS, NCONF,PNP4NAGIOS, NAGVIS
Checkpoint FW-1
Juniper SSG & SA
Riverbed SteelHead, Mobile Controller, Pilot & Cascade Wireshark, TCPDump
GNS3 Dynamips Cisco Simulation Proxy: Bluecoat SG, Websense
MPLS: BT/Viatel/MDNX/Verizon Trading: Bloomberg, Reuters, Fixnetix
SAN: Compellent, Equallogic VoIP: Asterisk, Avaya, Mitel, Call Manager Express, Speakerbus iTurret & Gateways
HP Blade Chassis & VMware Solarwinds/Kiwi Cat Tools

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