A well designed network infrastructure tailored to the needs and size of your business is a key to your success. Network components such as firewalls, VPN’s, switches, routers, and DHCP / DNS servers need to be updated and managed routinely so that they will continue to provide the same level of service as when originally installed. Should your data and voice traffic run over the same network? Does your data backup run over a separate network to increase backup its speed while reducing impacted on your desktop network?


A review of your network topology and business applications can identify bottlenecks on your network.

• Network Design (switches, routers, Wi-fi)
• Firewall recommendation and installation
• Data and phone wiring design
• Internet and phone circuit connectivity


Properly designed and configured servers are crucial for your corporate infrastructure to run smoothly. If a server is not designed with appropriate resources, (such as recommended disk space, memory, disk speed, and processor needs), issues may arise with your software or the data running on it. Virtualization of servers can reduce your power and cooling costs, as well as your carbon footprint. We design your file servers, databases, and email servers with your users and software needs in mind to provide the optimal server configuration for your business.
• Physical or Virtual servers
• Operating System installation, Active Directory
• Backup Power installation and design


Creating your IT infrastructure in a private cloud, public cloud, or hybrid cloud requires careful consideration of application licensing, server resource allocation, as well as staff and customers’ needs. The Charlton Group’s experience in Cloud computing server implementations allows you to have the leanest data center you want to best support your business. In addition to identifying strategies for your business to run from a backup data center, we implement them, and help you choose the best location and provider to support your survivability solution. Our clients with collocation and DR plans were able to operate throughout the 2015 New England Winter storms.

• Collocation of physical and virtual servers
• Cloud computing
• Disaster Recovery planning

Office Design or Renovations

Your new office design or renovation requires close attention to make sure your IT services fit well with your plan. We design the data and phone wiring and coordinate with construction companies and project foreman before, during, and after the project to avoid any issues. If there are multi-media requirements for a conference room, waiting room, or other areas of the office we user our experience in providing a design that will fit the current and future needs.

• Server room design, building out management
• Office moves
• Office remodeling of power, data, phone