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IT Services for Your ESC DAS

Let our IT experts help you with the time consuming challenges that come with server software and hardware maintenance.


Each of our services is designed to increase efficiency by supporting your ESC Data Acquisition System (DAS) now, and in the future. We’ll handle the technical lifting so you can focus on your real job: monitoring and reporting for compliance.
 

Remote Hosting

When you install the ESC DAS locally, at your facility, you may encounter a “host” of IT challenges:
 
  • Is it hard to to make time for the seemingly non-stop software and hardware updates mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Microsoft™?
  • Do you lack the technical knowledge to make updates happen smoothly?
  • Are you uncertain about how to optimize performance?
  • When reporting demands get busy, do you delay important server and software updates?
  • Would you like someone else to handle the IT administration—so you can focus on the data?
 
ESC would be happy to host your StackVision and SQL servers remotely in our data center. A secure VPN tunnel gives around-the-clock access, just as if the servers were on your premises.
 
No downtime. No costly IT expenditures. No worries about the performance of your system and the safety of your data.
 

Server Management

Do you want to (or have to) keep your servers on site, but lack adequate IT support at your facility? Let’s face it, you know how important your CEMS data is, but you work hard to keep up with all the EPA rules and regulations and troubleshoot everyday issues with your monitoring systems. You just don’t have time to become an IT expert, too.
 
Instead, let ESC manage your DAS server(s) for you.
 
We’ll make sure you’re up-to-date and can easily recover from disaster. We’ll perform SQL maintenance, optimize and update your operating system and DAS Software, manage your drives, and monitor server health and performance.
 

Server Upgrade & Migration

News flash: Technology changes rapidly—so rapidly, in fact, you may not have the time or expertise to implement updates to your ESC DAS server. And even if you do, will the next server update break the other systems incorporated with the DAS?
 
Every server needs some TLC. Even your ESC DAS server will, eventually, require hardware and software replacement. But migrating to a new server is a technical high-wire act, requiring careful calibration and a deep understanding of your systems.
 
That’s why we’ve created the ESC Server Migration service: to make the transition seamless for you.
 
A seasoned IT specialist will migrate your facility onto its brand-new server and restore your database. Then he’ll give the entire system a complete, top to bottom tune-up—ensuring that your server takes full advantage of its new hardware and software resources.
 
This one-time hardware upgrade includes a long list of features—including installing the OS and relevant applications, installing StackVision, restoring the StackVision database, and more. 


Retirement Hosting Services

We can host your company's retired StackVision servers housing historical data at a SAS70 Type II-certified data center, and relieve you of the burdens associated with maintaining them. The designated servers will no longer be actively acquiring data, but maintain the information in an accessible and auditable state. Your data is housed on ESC servers that receive database maintenance, data backup, storage, change control, and disaster recovery, ensuring safety.

 

SQL Tune-up

To ensure your server is healthy and performing at a high level, you need to carefully maintain your hardware and operating system.
 
Our SQL Tune-up will assess your server’s performance—and then implement necessary improvements to get your server into tip-top shape. This includes maintaining your SQL, analyzing index fragmentation, reviewing the log history, coordinating data purges—and much more.
 
 

Data Purge

One of the surest ways to improve your server’s performance is occasionally purging old data—thus freeing up storage space and boosting server speed. Let our experts help you create and perform strategic, safe data purges and improve your server.
 
And, don’t worry! Your older data will be meticulously archived. We will even help your facility establish a smart, rolling, regularly scheduled purge of interval data.