What Defines a Sound Infrastructure Strategy?


As digitalization marches forward, infrastructure becomes a dynamic and critical part of the digital transformation equation. There are numerous rapidly evolving strategies and technologies that make IT infrastructure more cohesive but also more complex, such as hybrid cloud, hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), software-defined networking (SDN), server virtualization.

Managing your IT infrastructure proactively, predictably, and efficiently on cloud or on-prem requires a strategic approach.

The scope of infrastructure strategy includes physical hardware and facilities (including data centers), data storage and retrieval, network systems, legacy interfaces, and software to support the business goals of an enterprise. Of course, no strategy is complete without policy, testing, operations, upgrades, maintenance, as well as hiring and training.

A sound infrastructure strategy and a more cohesive IT infrastructure – when implemented correctly – will reap significant benefits for the IT department and beyond. It can bring much-needed agility and cost optimization, even as infrastructure management evolves.

Infrastructure strategy

Why Is Infrastructure Strategy Important?


Today’s CIOs are responsible for efficiently managing the infrastructure that supports overall organizational business goals. Part of this responsibility includes increasing business value by streamlining information retrieval and reporting, providing proactive and agile responses to leverage information and technology, and quickly adapting to allow enhanced end user experiences. To implement these strategies successfully, however, requires a new look at IT infrastructure strategy.

It is important to make sure your IT infrastructure strategy resources are ready to make the most of the hybrid cloud. The involvement of leaders becomes critical during the conceptualization of these initiatives. Even though cloud technologies require new investments and write-off of yet-to-depreciate on-prem investments, leadership must align to the degree of making cloud the infrastructure paradigm for everything.

Trasers data on cloud technology trends suggests that 73% of what we call digital champions have their top management fully aligned and invested in leveraging infrastructure on the cloud.

Alignment of Top Management in Leveraging Cloud

Alignment of Top Management in Leveraging Cloud

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Components of Infrastructure Management Strategy


The IT infrastructure management provides structure and control of the components responsible for diverse technical operations. These components focus on the hardware, software, network, data center and storage, virtual environmental access, and wireless and wired setup.

Systems management, network management, and storage management are contained within these components, and a comprehensive strategy harnesses the maximum potential of each for the benefit of the business.

 

Infrastructure Management Components

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Additionally, an enterprise IT infrastructure management team is typically responsible for the following essential IT elements and services:

Asset Lifecycle

Asset Lifecycle

Capacity Monitoring/Planning

Capacity Monitoring/Planning

Storage

Storage

Network Utilization

Network Utilization

Availability

Availability

Energy Consumption

Energy Consumption

Environmental Issues

Environmental Issues

Facilities

Facilities (Data Center Infrastructure Management)

Physical and Virtual Assets

Physical and Virtual Assets

Wireless and Wired Network Operations

Wireless and Wired Network Operations

Hardware

Hardware

Software

Software

Security

Security (Malware/Virus Protection)

Mobile Connectivity

Mobile Connectivity

Maintenance/Service Updates

Maintenance/Service Updates

Our Infrastructure Management Services


With over 1000 engagements spread across 120 clients over the past 20 years, Trianz brings a rich portfolio of experience, IP, and methodologies to help clients excel in infrastructure management. Our services include:

Benchmarking & Strategy


  • Competitive benchmarking of Infrastructure capabilities

  • Infrastructure Management Strategy & Roadmap

  • IT Service Management Strategy

  • Technology Selection

Infrastructure Technology Services


  • IT Operations Management

  • IT Service Management Implementation

  • Secure Workplace Solutions

  • Endpoint Solutions Implementation

  • Infrastructure Analytics

Infrastructure Managed Services


  • Hybrid (Cloud & On-Prem) IT Operations Management

  • End-point Management

  • Monitoring, Automation & AI Ops

  • Patching & Security Services

We help our clients choose the right cloud platforms, but at the same time we can also work with their platforms of choice. Additionally, Trianz has built its own award-winning cloud management platform, Concierto.cloud, that allows you to orchestrate and manage your cloud operations through a single shared services model.

Concierto.cloud: Trianz’s Hybrid Infrastructure Management Platform


Trianz has been enhancing Concierto.cloud over the past four years to help clients orchestrate and manage complex hybrid cloud environments through one unified interface and a shared services team. In the process, we make your cloud operations predictable, reliable, less dependent on manpower, and highly cost-efficient.

Concierto.cloud - Integrated Cloud and Infrastructure Operations Management Platform

Concierto

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Concierto.cloud creates a base for collating your entire company’s multi-cloud and hybrid infrastructure management into one single, shared services model. Its end-to-end functionality is highly integrated and automated, thus reducing manual tasks. Most cloud services are managed through automated job schedulers while the remaining use experienced consultants to manage complex tasks.

In addition to gaining efficiency from automated optimization, we also translate headcount efficiency into cost reduction by pricing our services by workload, so you pay for what you use.

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Trianz enables digital transformations through effective strategies and excellence in execution. Collaborating with business and technology leaders, we help formulate and execute operational strategies to achieve intended business outcomes by bringing the best of consulting, technology experiences and execution models.

Powered by knowledge, research, and perspectives, we enable clients to transform their business ecosystems and achieve superior performance by leveraging Infrastructure, Cloud, Analytics, Digital and Security paradigms.

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