Sine Nomine Associates’ OpenAFS Consulting services provide organizations with assessment, analysis, design, planning, and implementation assistance.

We have been privileged to deliver to our customers:

  • OpenAFS 24x7 support
  • Server hardware and OS configurations
  • Client hardware and OS configurations
  • Network infrastructure and topology
  • Data storage
  • OpenAFS server configurations
  • OpenAFS client configurations
  • OpenAFS file space layout
  • Volume location, replication and access statistics
  • Backup and recovery infrastructure and procedures
  • Disaster recovery procedures
  • Security procedures
  • Administrative procedures, tools, automation, and in-house practices
  • Software installation and upgrade procedures
  • Growth and change expectations

To assist our customers with the set-up, maintenance, and growth transformation, Sine Nomine Associates has compiled package offerings. Any of these offerings will be adjusted to the customer's unique business and IT needs. This allows our customers to make their OpenAFS implementations strong, and to keep them viable over the course of time. Our basic packages include:

OpenAFS Planning

This package is intended for new OpenAFS users. Design and implementation for OpenAFS projects, such as new cell deployments, virtualization planning, and disaster recovery.

OpenAFS Cell Assessments

A cell assessment entails a comprehensive health check to verify best practices operation of OpenAFS cells. Cell assessments are based on data gathering and analysis, and they culminate in specific recommendations captured in a recommendations report.

OpenAFS Migration and Upgrades

On the behalf of our customer, we will execute cell upgrades from IBM AFS, or older versions of OpenAFS, to the latest stable version of OpenAFS. This often includes updating the way that cells are managed and configured, in order for the customer to leverage many new and improved OpenAFS features.

Data Recovery With OpenAFS

Occasionally, even the best of all systems fails. In some instances, data is available in backup, but specific OpenAFS knowledge is required to recover that data. Acting for our customer, Sine Nomine Associates will recover data from backup media -- if data recovery is possible at all -- and return it to active availability.

OpenAFS Support

Sine Nomine Associates provides enterprise-quality support for OpenAFS. In doing so, we allow customers of all sizes and kinds to benefit from the financial benefits of zero-license fee OpenAFS software, while retaining confidence in operations with our enterprise-level, 24x7, "no excuses" systems support.