Rapid innovation and the unabated advancement of technology have put the IT world in a dilemma of accommodating ever-changing requirements through an efficiently managed infrastructure. This efficient infrastructure must ensure a robust, high-performing setup that is capable of provisioning the advanced requirements of the type of modern applications that innovate businesses now adopt.
The continuous improvement and management of this IT infrastructure must talk precedence for many organisations. In a report by Forrester in 2017, it has been found that almost 66% of businesses have shown an inclination towards prioritising their IT infrastructure efficiency. While performance is a key concern, cost-optimisation is also a major priority.
However, IT infrastructure management is a complex task as it requires a deep understanding of not only the different components but also their compatibility and future prospects. This is where Citrus Consulting can help you in your journey towards transformation and optimisation.
By assisting businesses in staying up-to-date with the ever-changing norms of society, Citrus Consulting provides seamless support in creating an efficient IT infrastructure for your business. The result of this support leads to better productivity, agility, improved processes, and enhanced business models.
Whether your business is in the process of digital transformation or has been longing to get the much-awaited upgrade, the cloud transformation services by Citrus are all you need to reach your desired goals.
Components of an IT infrastructure
IT infrastructure management is not restricted to a particular segment, it is more the management of different components coming together to form the overall infrastructure. These various components can be represented in 4 categories:
- Human Resource
Hardware is the first requirement for any infrastructure. We cannot imagine a business operating without laptops, servers, routers, or other hardware devices. Yet hardware alone is not able to provide the functionality that we require. Software such as Enterprise Resource Planning solutions (ERPs) or Customer Relationship Management systems (CRMs) has become the necessity for businesses in the modern world.
These innovative solutions are useless without the capability of connectivity? This is where the Network takes precedence. Whether it is a traditional system or a cloud-based environment, network connectivity is quintessential.
Last but not least is Human resource. The whole reason for managing the IT infrastructure is so that the human resources of an organisation can leverage such advanced infrastructure to provide unmatched services to their customers.
Need for IT Infrastructure management
Efficiency and greater performance are the byproducts of IT infrastructure management. By providing a seamless working environment and syncing the different components of a business, IT infrastructure management allows the accomplishment of organisational goals.
It further ensures that all the components are working in a perfect state, without the possibility of showstoppers or bugs. For this, the hardware is kept up-to-date so that it does not breaks down, the software versioning and licensing is taken care of, the network capabilities are constantly evolved to handle the load, and the human resources are properly trained to harness the full potential of such an infrastructure. This results in enhanced productivity in the organisation, better growth, reduced costs, and faster completion.
To reach such goals, IT infrastructure management includes the following:
- Asset lifecycle management
- Trend analysis
- Micromanagement to conduct a thorough analysis of the requirements
- Security update protocols
- Hardware management policies
- Proper allocation of resources
- Training programs
- Frequent analysis for detecting failures.
Maintenance and future-proofing are the keys to an efficient IT infrastructure and efficient infrastructure is the key to better business performance, productivity, and growth.
If there is one thing we can learn from the history of IT management, it’s that pending updates or old hardware has brought down several reputed organisations. Keeping things up-to-date and preparing for future upgrades will allow your organisation to work at its maximum potential.
But, with a plethora of solutions in the market, choosing a solution that has a promising future is a dilemma all businesses are facing. In such a situation, you can find solace in NetApp’s Cloud Services. With advanced storage options, enhanced security, increased visibility of your infrastructure, a hybrid solution, and much more, NetApp’s Cloud Services provide a future-ready solution for your infrastructural needs.