Computer Center Design
COLSA offers a broad range of expertise in computer center design and engineering...
After serving more than 30 years in the U.S. Army, Francisco J. Collazo, a native of Puerto Rico, founded COLSA Corporation in 1980 ? beginning literally in his garage in Huntsville, Alabama. Mr. Collazo envisioned a distinctive kind of engineering and support services company. His vision was to build COLSA with a reputation of excellence and quality work, to deliver unsurpassed customer support, and to create a work environment that would attract and retain the best talent. Mr. Collazo?s vision was soon realized with COLSA establishing a reputation as a first-rate provider of engineering and support services while employing a staff of respected experts. Because we have remained steadfast in our commitment to Mr. Collazo?s vision ? to serve our customers with dedication and excellence ? COLSA has grown from a 20-person operation in 1983, when the Government awarded COLSA its first prime contract, to more than 850 employees in 2012.
COLSA offers a broad range of expertise in computer center design and engineering...
Supports the development, experimentation, testing, training, integration and synchronization of Core Capabilities.
COLSA regularly conducts vulnerability scans and system securing procedures for a large variety of systems, networks and network equipment.
We specialize in planning, designing, engineering, constructing, monitoring and maintaining data centers.
COLSA brings a systematic and disciplined full life-cycle process approach to developing software.
Our professionals utilize well respected reference models to design, synthesize and realize long-term network solutions.
COLSA has the capability to provide rapid establishment of hardware/software design and development testbed environments.
Complete data center design, from gathering requirements to physical design...
COLSA?s Capabilities: COLSA provides design and support services to some of the most demanding customers in the world. This includes Operating and Maintaining the US Missile Defense Agencies largest Data Center, the Defense Intelligence Agency?s Missile and Space Intelligence Center (MSIC) HPC Center and the design and installation of NASA?s International Space Station Payload Control Center in Huntsville Alabama COLSA Data Center Services: Configuration and Data Management: COLSA maintains ISO-9001 Certified Requirements Traceability for all customers? data centers, ensures Baseline and Change Control, captures systems and data metric, and accomplishes Configuration Management Audits. This tracking and oversight of all relevant measures ensures documentation control and:
COLSA?s Design Approach: COLSA?s approach is anchored in a Process to Meet Customer Requirements and exceed their expectations. The foundation of our approach starts with firm understanding of the most recent technology in all area related to Data Centers. The processes begins with a complete analysis step including Computer Architecture Analysis, Vendor Analysis, Supercomputer potential, and performance evaluations associated with the customers? specific code. The potential design solutions are then examined in light of a cost benefit analysis. Once a recommended design is approved by the customer, COLSA continues the implementation process. This includes acquisition planning, procurement of components, installation and systems integration. Inherent in the system design is also the disaster recovery and data back-up assets and processes based on the level of continuation of operations (COOP) required by the customer. Lastly COLSA can provide a complete set of support services to ensure Operations and Maintenance are seamlessly done.
COLSA?s Maintenance and Support: Second to none. COLSA exceeds expectations and assists customers with Data Center O&M, Upgrades, and Infrastructure transitions. COLSA has superior expertise and certified professional to address any computing environment, big or small, multiple operating systems or a single one. COLSA?s strength come from:
We can work with you to command and control (C2) centers for distributed teams and operations...
COLSA?s Capabilities: Many modern military C4I systems are built with an eye toward a family of planned weapon system purchases. These families of system have plan compatibility in their system requirements and specifications. In regions where weapon systems are procured from a wide variety of nation states, C4I integration can be a significant challenge. COLSA has world class capabilities related to design, implementation, installation, training, sustainment of Military class and industry class C4I Systems. COLSA capabilities include design of interface units and data link translators.
COLSA?s C4I History in the Kingdom: COLSA?s Expertise in the integration of Command and Control systems spans decades in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In 1989 COLSA International was formed specifically to provide technical support services to the Royal Saudi Ari Defense Forces (RSADF) C3 System. All through 1999, COLSA provided Engineering Support, upgrades, Spare parts, Repair and Return of Parts, training, comprehensive C3 Modernization Study, and manning.
COLSA was awarded a contract to upgrade RSADF C3 System to integrate Patriot and Hawk Phase 3 air defense missiles and modernize parts of the system. Project included building new data link translators and supply of Software Support Facility. COLSA successful work provided modern C4I capabilities for the RSADF to exercise control over wide variety of weapons systems (Ground to Air Missiles Systems, Anti-Aircraft Guns, and Manpads) located at distant locations across the Kingdom from a central Command and control facilities. The effort also included installation and training across the Kingdom.
Our defense methodology is comprised of the following pillars: Protection, Detection, Containment, Response and Recovery...
COLSA?s Capabilities: COLSA has a long history of Computer Network Defense and Information Assurance. However, most organizations now recognize the need for dedicated active Cyber Defense services. COLSA Global and Microsoft partnered to offer a uniquely capable Cyber Defense Service comprising trained analyst teams and tools to protect Operational and Non-Operational networks. Our proprietary software appliance and analysis teams are set up locally to provide continuous 24/7 support against cyber-attacks. This team can scrutinize network information captured by our software, analyze it, and provide recommendations for corrective and mitigating actions:
Success of this approach: In a recent United States Military Cyber Defense Pilot program with 8500 endpoints within a Fully DISA Compliant network. The team was able to detect evidence of a compromised host (found with Malware); the advanced software analytics also detected attempts to exploit the system by the use of rogue anti-virus malware code in the memory dump. Although the system was ?up-to-date? our software detected missing security patches, older versions of software, missing service packs that had not been fully or properly installed. This service resulted in no additional burden to the network, workstations, or users.
Bottom Line: Our Proprietary Software Successfully Identified Malware and Multiple System Configuration Issues on a Clean and Tight Network that Were Not Visible with existing Anti-Virus and Analysis Services
The 5 Pillars of Network are Protect, Detect, Contain, Response and Recover. The Cyber Defense Team with proprietary software appliance appliance provides the earliest possible detection of system attacks and allows for early containment of attacks, reducing the overall impact and in some cases can avoid any organizational impacts.
The Process is two-fold: First collect and analyze error message traffic. Our proprietary software appliance collects error reports that are automatically generated from Windows XP Operating Systems (OS) (and all follow-on OSs). Our unique partnership employs +1200 security heuristics and signatures to determine if the systems behavior is nominal. The second step is for our Cyber team to investigate and respond. The team investigates the anomalous behavior and responses are applied to block the source of attacks, mitigate vulnerabilities and weaknesses, and provide forensic insight.
Final Word: The process is unique due to the billions of computers worldwide and 100s of billions of error messages that are and were used for heuristics development and continuous innovation. With the expertise of our local and reach-back team, where others detect known attack vectors, known viruses, and known malware, our team can detect and investigate first time use of new types of attacks and attack vectors in real time.
Our GIS allow users to capture, view, analyze and act on upon all kinds of geographic data...
Geospatial Systems: The core of any large geospatial enterprise starts with the basic components of a Geographic
Information System (GIS). Of these main GIS components, hard-ware and integration of existing legacy systems are a primary concern. Furthermore,
the ability to support large-scale data acquisition and analyses in a secure environment, along with data quality assurance and control, is crucial.
COLSA Corporation is a technology services and solutions company with significant experience providing engineering, information technology and
programmatic solutions, as well as a world leader in data center development, maintenance and operations. Along with its strategic global partners,
in areas like geospatial data, GIS software and database management, the company offers a complete, secure, end-to-end solution for any large-scale
GIS endeavor, CONUS / OCONUS.
This is the Integrated Geospatial Data Center (IGDC) which provides a one-stop source for the design, development, implementation, and management of complete, end-to-end, scalable geospatial solutions ? whether for a corporate entity, federal agency, or foreign government.
COLSA, along with its partners, offers the following for large-scale geospatial development and support:
COLSA provides complete management for the entire implementation of IGDC, which includes contract management and program management, and works hand in hand with our strategic partners for com-plate and comprehensive services through the entire lifecycle of IGDC implementations. COLSA?s primary expertise follows the line of complete integration, as well as data center design, build, construction, installation and mission critical facility consulting. The IGDC services continue after installation. A staff of data center engineers, designers and network specialists are available to work with clients through the entire process ? from the initial contact to ?go live? deployment.
Through a careful data center assessment, COLSA IGDC can determine the optimum mission critical facility design and build it to meet the customer?s individual needs. After a client?s fully designed and built data center is deployed, IGDC facilities are designed to provide years of uninterrupted operations for the applications that its customers deem mission critical. Once a data center is launched, IGDC COLSA provides preventive maintenance through a long-term service agreement in order to provide the sup-port needed to ensure a fully operational facility at all times. As the architect of each client?s geo-spatial data center, COLSA IGDC has a precise and thorough understanding of each client?s needs.
Most importantly, IGDC assumes responsibility for the day-to-day integrity of its client?s data center, providing secure and comprehensive support 24x7. In addition, the IGDC concept provides comprehensive reporting and record-keeping, the ability to address a client?s data center design questions or concerns, and ongoing service and maintenance of every client?s geospatial solutions. Furthermore, IDGC focuses on an efficient and ?green? data center.
COLSA Corporation and its strategic partners look forward to helping you with your GIS initiatives and would welcome any discussion to support your requirements.
We specialize in maintaining data centers which integrate critical infrastructure technologies...
Network Operations Centers (NOCs):The purpose of the NOC is to ensure mission assurance for data center, operations center, network or any enterprise that functions with extensive computer assets. The NOC provide monitoring and management of the entire network including systems, network components, security, and facilities.
NOCs are composed of five main components:
COLSA?s Highlights: Previous Accomplishments in the Missile Defense Agency Advanced Research Center (ARC):
COLSA?s Highlights: Previous Accomplishments in the National Aeronautic and Space Administration Huntsville Operations Support Center (HOSC):
COLSA?s Highlights: Previous Accomplishments in the Defense intelligence agency missile and space Intelligence center (MISC):
COLSA?s Highlights: Previous Accomplishments in the U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Research Development & Engineering Center Hypersonic Missile Technology Research & Operations Center (HMT):
We work closely with our customers to develop custom software solutions for clients all over the world...
COLSA?s Capabilities: COLSA offers a world class capability in solving customers? unique software challenges. COLSA has delivered software solutions across the highly challenging US Department of Defense sector as well as the US Space Sectors for ground control and integration. In the world of COTS products COLSA excels at providing software to solve the most difficult customer challenges, solving problems and providing needed capabilities.
COLSA offers the following software development and engineering services:
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