and Knight Point Systems
are leading the charge in helping government agencies meet the mandated requirements of the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI).
Together, the two companies have developed a specific methodology and process, as well as world-class software and hardware tools, to help guide agencies through the complexities of their data consolidation efforts. In other words, we provide a seamless, comprehensive roadmap and solution—from start to finish.
Our FDCCI strategy is carried out both independently and cooperatively, providing the kind of synergism, efficiencies and real savings that federal agencies can and should expect from their partners.
Knight Point provides upfront and ongoing IT services consulting and assessments with certified best practices, while ThunderCat provides the procurement services, software, hardware and facilities that can be achieved with superior vendor relationships.
Although we bring different strengths and areas of expertise to the table, our consultants work together to ensure that each FDCCI challenge is fully considered and addressed, potential pitfalls are recognized and avoided and the right outcomes are achieved in the most timely, cost-effective manner possible.
At the heart of our approach is Hercules
, a proprietary asset management, mapping and optimization tool developed specifically for automating, speeding and supporting FDCCI efforts. Critically, Hercules enables us to seamlessly and successfully consolidate and transition government data centers—with no disruption to mission or business processes.
With Hercules, we can help federal agencies achieve their FDCCI requirements by:
- Delivering fast and complete infrastructure assessments
- Understanding cultural challenges and enabling effective change management
- Consolidating and relocating redundant data centers
- Effectively identifying virtualization strategies and solution development
- Refreshing data center IT software and hardware assets
- Achieving energy efficiency mandates
- Meeting Office of Management and Budget (OMB) reporting requirements—now and on an ongoing basis
Already, the unique partnership between ThunderCat and Knight Point Systems has achieved repeated success in helping federal agencies navigate the complexities inherent in achieving the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB’s) requirements for the FDCCI initiative. Among the various agencies we have assisted are the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Labor and the Department of Transportation.