How to Zero-in on the Right IT In­fra­struc­ture Man­age­ment So­lu­tion?

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Nowa­days, with ev­ery step taken to­wards busi­ness growth, both com­plex­ity and di­ver­sity of the IT in­fra­struc­ture are in­creas­ing au­to­mat­i­cally. There is a vi­tal re­quire­ment to in­te­grate an IT In­fra­struc­ture Man­age­ment So­lu­tion to com­pany IT con­cept. The in­fra­struc­ture man­age­ment so­lu­tion, not just looks af­ter the pos­si­ble in­fra­struc­ture in an or­ga­ni­za­tion, but also re­duces the tech­ni­cians’ ef­fort. This in re­turn helps the IT staff to fo­cus on in­no­va­tions, im­prov­ing ser­vice lev­els and en­sur­ing crown­ing per­for­mance de­liv­ery. Ad­di­tion­ally, it also plays a vi­tal role for a bet­ter func­tion­ing IT sys­tem as it con­stantly mon­i­tors pro­cesses in the net­work, per­forms anal­y­sis, in­stantly alerts the IT per­son­nel on er­ror oc­cur­rence and saves enor­mous time.

While the de­ci­sion mak­ers are look­ing for a suit­able in­fra­struc­ture man­age­ment so­lu­tion, they must cer­tainly opt for an ef­fi­cient, all in­clu­sive soft­ware so­lu­tion to fa­cil­i­tate smooth ser­vices, high avail­abil­ity and scal­a­bil­ity. They would also want all the as­so­ciates in­volved, right from the CXO to the op­er­a­tor to have con­trol over ev­ery­thing tak­ing place around the IT in­fra­struc­ture. While con­sid­er­ing th­ese ben­e­fits, to­day’s de­ci­sion mak­ers can come across cer­tain key chal­lenges, namely: • Busi­ness spe­cific ap­pli­ca­tions • De­vice mesh • In­se­cure net­works • Mo­bil­ity in end points • Round-the-clock op­er­a­tions • Pri­vate/ pub­lic/ hy­brid cloud

Over­look­ing and cus­tomiz­ing the func­tion­al­ity, in­te­grat­ing the avail­able het­ero­ge­neous func­tional el­e­ments and se­cured net­works for com­mu­ni­ca­tion are some of the ba­sic fac­tors to be con­sid­ered in ef­fec­tive in­fra­struc­ture man­age­ment.

IT for busi­nesses means dif­fer­ent so­lu­tion for dif­fer­ent en­ti­ties. Be it based on goals, needs, bud­get and in­her­ent teams’ ca­pa­bil­i­ties, ev­ery busi­ness spec­i­fi­ca­tion varies with the op­er­a­tional needs of the com­pany. But one thing is in com­mon– they all re­quire best in­fra­struc­ture man­age­ment so­lu­tion. The fol­low­ing are some char­ac­ter­is­tics/fea­tures one must look for in an ideal IT In­fra­struc­ture man­age­ment so­lu­tion: • • • • • • • • • •

Func­tional Cov­er­age:

Cov­er­age check­list in­clud­ing all fea­tures re­quired for your op­er­a­tional needs Op­tion for cus­tom ex­ten­sions/im­ple­men­ta­tion to suit your spe­cific needs Not to be tied down to spe­cific ven­dors/ tech­nolo­gies Based on your cor­po­rate pol­icy, ex­ist­ing/ fu­ture IT in­fra­struc­ture ap­proach Can the so­lu­tion fit in to the ex­ist­ing set-up seam­lessly from both op­er­a­tional and process? What will be your set-up in the near fu­ture? Will your in­ter­nal team be able to han­dle day-to-day op­er­a­tions and fine­tun­ing? For di­rect ac­cess and com­fort in in­ter­ac­tion Is it suit­able from your busi­ness ob­jec­tives in terms of growth and spe­cific needs? Based on your com­fort zone, know your cur­rent IT so­lu­tion ven­dor.

Cus­tomiza­tion Op­tions: Ven­dor Ag­nos­tic: Open Source Plat­form: In­te­grated So­lu­tion: Hy­brid Cloud Sup­port: Self-Man­age­able: Lo­cal Tech­ni­cal Sup­port: Flex­i­ble Li­cens­ing & Pric­ing: Pre­ferred Part­ner Tie-up:

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