IT Infrastructure today is a critical business enabler pivotal to enterprise as they increasingly rely on business aligned IT to support operations. Evolution of markets, customer preferences, and technologies etc., demand that IT infrastructure is geared to meet the evolving business requirements. However, the challenge is to run the IT Infrastructure in an efficient manner.
Budgetary constraints warrant examining methods of reducing costs and increasing efficiency by focusing on core business areas. Remote Infrastructure Management Services are a cost effective way to achieve this that present numerous benefits that go beyond cost savings.
Remote Infrastructure Management (RIM) refers to the process of remotely managing the entire mission-critical IT infrastructure of an organization. This includes workstations, servers, network devices, storage devices, IT security devices, etc. and the subsequent support, administration, maintenance, troubleshooting, performance optimization, etc.
IT infrastructure is on a constant wave of consolidation and differentiation. Under such circumstances, RIM outsourcing makes astute business sense due to a highly competitive environment, a need for innovation and speed, and a pursuit of lower operational expenses.
As a result of the success of virtualization of data centers and the irrefutable simplicity of cloud solutions, IT infrastructure continues to evolve for good.
Cloud adoption is looking at a continued rise as more organizations start to realize its benefits of reduced costs and enhanced flexibility, capability and minimal management while still controlling their data and infrastructure. Other emerging technologies such as consolidation and virtualization will further augment the need for cloud services and cloud-based infrastructure.
Increased Risk To Security
Virtualization has been employed by businesses for a long time now. Its advantages of flexibility, scalability, and cost savings are well documented. However, as with any prospering technology, whether it is virtualization, mobility or cloud infrastructure, security can be a major inhibitor to greater adoption and the concerns surrounding virtualization are not baseless. As a result, IT industry is witnessing a slew of security software companies focusing on security this year.
With an increase in the number of security violations, organizations are under constant pressure to ensure top security and compliance. Businesses will need to adopt a pro-active approach and adhere to rigorous safety measures to mitigate vulnerabilities.
The increase in mobile workforces and BYOD work culture has given freedom, convenience and ease to employees while emphasizing on the collaborative nature of the cloud. At the same time, however, it has created an enormous pressure on IT and finance departments. To address this and efficiently manage employee usage of mobile devices, geo- fencing provides a reliable solution, allowing organizations to supervise device usage with stringent security policies.
2015 is the year where CIOs are asking for simulated data analysis to create better decision by analyzing scenarios. Accessible big data, open-source software and apps are streaming through the networks, demanding efficient virtualization, and workflow automation to steer increased traffic and diminish security concerns.
Infrastructure Demand Management
As the industry demands grow, storage will increase resulting in a ripple effect that will further increase demand for these services. Investments in storage and increasing number of devices, will force enterprises to simplify their complex infrastructures. Solution providers are assisting IT departments to enhance efficient integration and manage storage platforms, thus minimizing pressure on IT infrastructure by providing remote infrastructure management solutions.
Use of Unstructured Data
Data from multiple unverified sources, like video, audio, social media, BYOD etc. is creating a challenge that enterprise information management will deal with this shifting paradigm. As the obsession with analytics grows in organizations and “Big data analytics” grows to a cult status, pouring data at an unprecedented pace, the need for more servers, data bases, tools and most of all data scientists will increase.
Progression of technologies definitely appears to be the way forward that encompasses the entire organizational IT infrastructure towards the continued adage of better, stronger, faster. Not only that, this progression will help organizations to achieve strategic goals, solve challenges, and prioritize business requirements, and quite possibly achieve that in real-time.