Laboratory Technology Infrastructure Consulting
Selecting the appropriate software and instrumentation is only one step in making your laboratory operate at peak performance. What lies underneath is the technical infrastructure on which the laboratory data is transmitted, processed and stored.
Traditionally, the technical infrastructure of many labs grew in a patchwork fashion from when computers were first used to govern instruments and process data. These point solutions met the immediate needs but were unable to satisfy new and changing requirements, resulting in a divergence of systems over time that is costly to maintain.
An optimized and scalable laboratory infrastructure is required to deliver quality services and products in a timely and competitive manner. Like roadways that require planning and consistent maintenance to meet changing traffic requirements, the technical infrastructure within a laboratory must be carefully designed, constructed, and maintained to fulfill the demands your business places on it both today and in the future.
Build on a Firm Foundation
A healthy laboratory infrastructure is critical in supporting the laboratory itself; it also bolsters enterprise operations. With decades of computing experience, LABVANTAGE has domain expertise in all areas of a laboratory’s technical infrastructure. We help organizations design and implement a scalable, secure and easily manageable laboratory infrastructure. Our experts help you select the optimal combination of network, servers and technology to support your current operations and scale to meet new requirements.
Align the Infrastructure with Business Needs
Our experts follow a proven methodology to guide you through the process of defining and implementing a new laboratory infrastructure, as well as applying enhancements to your existing environment. The process is divided into the following steps:
- Analyze – Look at the existing laboratory infrastructure and document its components, configuration, and performance
- Collect – Gather essential requirements that must be met by the infrastructure now, near term and future
- Design – Blueprint an infrastructure that will meet the requirements and utilize existing infrastructure components when applicable. Position the infrastructure for future growth.
- Implement – Conform to the new design and minimize interruptions during time of implementation
- Evaluate – Assess the performance of laboratory workflows on the new infrastructure and compare against previously collected benchmarks
- Optimize – Fine tune for optimal performance
- Maximize return on your hardware investment
- Enhance performance reliability and sustainability
- Accelerate data handling
- Ensure business continuity with sound plans for disaster recovery
- Maintain high flexibility and scalability for changing hardware and software needs