Building an efficient on-demand IT infrastructure, aligned with an organization’s strategy, requires a mix of technology and operational excellence. On-demand infrastructure needs to provide self-service for end users which may include adding new customer accounts, launching new applications or provisioning IT assets. A modern infrastructure should enable an enterprise to scale up or down quickly as needs change. New lines of business or data from mobile applications and the internet of Things require an infrastructure that can meet new demands in terms of numbers of users, transactions and applications. Lastly, a modern infrastructure should provide the enterprise the ability to launch new services and products quickly. The on-demand infrastructures requires excellence in procuring, provisioning, and managing both established and emerging technologies.
- Centrally managing virtualized servers, storage and networking as software-defined resource pools
- Applying automation wherever possible to increase speed while reducing manual error
- Exploiting hybrid cloud options for economies of scale as well as bursting capabilities
- Taking advantage of workload-optimized systems, integrated or converged systems, reference architectures, and other tools to simplify capacity planning and procurement.
Connect people, processes, data and things with greater intelligence, security and efficiency than ever before.
Converge wired and wireless networks into one physical infrastructure.