NOVA Solutions

Overview

NOVA Corporation delivers solutions and support across the spectrum of information technology services to Federal, DoD, and commercial customers. Our experience and performance brings an ITIL-aligned portfolio of services guided by best practices to deliver network and data reliability and availability. NOVA and its employees are dedicated to delivering the highest quality IT services of the greatest reliability, today and in the future, while improving the quality of life on the Navajo Nation.

NOVA’s solutions offer an interrelated set of services: data center optimization, cyber security, network and enterprise services, and managed services. This integrated solutions set offers the most comprehensive assurance that your network remains secure and your data available, and frees your valuable IT staff to focus on critical, strategic activities.

Data Center Optimization

Maintaining an organization’s valuable assets and ensuring that those assets sustain both a high level of availability and security has become mission critical. Data center optimization has emerged as a vital element of organizational IT strategy, where the need to consolidate and maximize the use of physical assets and resources must still satisfy the increased demand for computing power and storage—the continuing need of doing more with less.

Optimization Services

In the government sphere, expanding agency missions require IT organizations to gain firmer control of their assets and align them with business goals; our data center solutions provide crucial support in this regard. The data center will become the primary resource to address the burgeoning demand for providing services to end users—from ordinary citizens to the warfighter. Key optimization services include the following:

  • Analysis and design techniques for retrofitting existing environments to achieve efficiencies in power utilization, cooling, air flow dynamics, and use of space
  • Engineering design evaluations to either greenfield-build or retrofit an existing environment for the most efficient use of space, power, and cooling
  • New design methodologies for existing space and layouts to obtain savings and increase server capacity without increasing power consumption
  • Existing infrastructure analysis to determine high impact opportunities for efficiency gains
  • Reducing storage costs and improving overall efficiency through consolidation, deduplication, compression, and virtualization
  • Improving efficiencies through centralization and standardization
  • Utilizing ambient cooling and implementing new cooling, power management, and monitoring technologies, reducing energy costs and aligning optimization activities with green initiatives

Operations and Maintenance

Operations and maintenance (O&M) activities for data centers are as important as their engineering and design. NOVA’s data center experience offers a comprehensive understanding of the skill sets required to support a customer’s facilities, based on their particular profile. Rather than simply following standardized procedure sets, NOVA works in collaboration with the customer in setting clear goals and objectives, establishing priorities, defining roles and responsibilities, and focusing on continuous operations. NOVA O&M expertise includes some of the following activities:

  • Architectural analysis
  • Systems engineering
  • Technology assessment
  • New capability integration
  • Security engineering
  • Network integration
  • Systems integration
  • Migration
  • Obsolescence reviews
  • Capacity planning

We bring a full range of O&M solutions, from maintaining and upgrading individual pieces of hardware and software to full, managed service solutions.

Network and Enterprise Solutions

NOVA’s turnkey services create robust network and communications infrastructures to large enterprises. As networks continue to grow in complexity, their criticality to the enterprise grows equally. Our comprehensive support of your network and enterprise assets includes the latest technologies, products, and multi-domain expertise, along with our commitment to implementing best practices -  more than 50% of NOVA personnel are ITIL v3-certified. We currently provide network and enterprises services and solutions to customers in the following technical areas:

Implementation:

  • Network engineering and design
  • Cable infrastructure
  • Applications and database development
  • Telephone switch configuration and implementation
  • Server configuration and implementation
  • Security solutions
  • Data storage

Administration & Maintenance:

  • Network operations
  • Configuration management
  • Router and switch implementation and maintenance
  • Firewall management
  • Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server database management
  • Windows, Linux, and UNIX administration and support
  • VMware administration and support
  • Encryption device management
  • Network monitoring
  • Lightweight Directory Access Protocol support and management
  • Network applications management
  • Remedy/Trouble Ticket management
  • DNS management
  • DHCP server management

Monitoring:

  • Network health and utilization
  • Intrusion detection
  • Server health

Cyber Security

NOVA delivers end-to-end security capabilities that comprise all organizational assets—physical, digital, and network. We implement methodologies and best practices to provide critical infrastructure protection, ensuring a balance of secure data, secure systems, ease of use, and ease of implementation. Your systems and data demand a security framework that is proactive, guards against security breaches, responds rapidly to security incidents, and is fully integrated across all organizational IT assets. NOVA offers you a full complement of security support:

Data & Network Security:

  • Cyber security and IA policy development
  • Firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDS), vulnerability management systems (VMS), and penetration testing.
  • Monitor and mitigate Information Assurance Vulnerability Alerts (IAVAs)
  • Network vulnerability assessments
  • Network remediation plan design and implementation
  • Independent verification and validation (IV&V)
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN) solution design and implementation
  • e-Eye Retina and Citadel Hercules expertise

Physical Security:

  • COOP scenario and plan development
  • Integration of DoD and interagency exercises
  • After Action reporting and remediation planning
  • All-hazards relocation planning
  • Emergency relocation staff training
  • Emergency planning coordinator training

Certification and Accreditation:

  • DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP/ DITSCAP) services

Managed Services

Managed services are steadily becoming more and more attractive to all organizations across the federal and commercial sectors with small or limited numbers of IT resources. Organizations are coming to rely on managed services to move internal IT staff to more strategic projects—focusing on business drivers rather than break/fix activities.

NOVA’s managed services offering leverages our entire solutions set, and is customized to our client’s needs. For example, we can manage and maintain an existing data center, or design, implement, and maintain an entirely new environment. NOVA managed services provides enterprise-class capabilities at a predictable monthly cost. We provide network and enterprise solutions, equipment, and applications based on service level agreements (SLAs) that meet the client’s mission critical business needs. Our highly experienced technical experts focus on providing the network services and support you need to meet your specific business requirements.

Some benefits to managed services include the following:

  • Reduced costs, including traditional service fees, hardware, and IT operations
  • Increased levels of support and network availability without additional staff
  • Stabilized, more predictable IT budgeting
  • Access to the latest technologies with minimized risks
  • Access to enhanced skills base
  • Easier to adapt to changing business conditions
  • Enables your core IT staff to focus on core business and business drivers
We Keep Your Network Secure and Your Data Available!