IT Infrastructure Management from On-Prem to the Cloud
The IT landscape is undergoing a rapid transformation, driven by the need to optimize costs, improve service delivery, and meet changing business demands. Hybrid IT is a model that combines different types of infrastructure, such as on-premises, colocation, edge, and cloud, to achieve these goals.
However, managing hybrid IT can be challenging without the right tools and strategies. In this article, we will explore IT infrastructure management from on-premises to the cloud using a service-driven approach and a modern data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software.
Service-driven IT infrastructure management
A service-driven approach to IT strategy means prioritizing the application portfolio over the physical IT infrastructure. Instead of focusing on where the data resides or what hardware is used, the focus should be on how to deliver the best value to the customers and the enterprise. This involves considering factors such as compliance, data protection, security, latency, resiliency, reputation, service continuity, location, availability, and performance for each application workload and data set. Based on these factors, the best option for hosting the application or data can be chosen from a range of possibilities, such as an as-a-service offering, a cloud service, a managed service, or a distributed digital infrastructure.
Distributed digital infrastructure
A distributed digital infrastructure is a hybrid IT model that leverages interconnect services, cloud providers, IoT, edge services, and SaaS offerings to create a flexible and scalable environment that can adapt to changing needs and demands. A distributed digital infrastructure can offer benefits such as reduced latency, improved customer experience, stronger service continuity, and greater compliance. However, it also introduces complexity and challenges in terms of integration, orchestration, customization, and configuration. To effectively manage a distributed digital infrastructure, a modern DCIM software is essential.
Modern DCIM software designed to manage hybrid IT
A modern DCIM software is a tool that can provide holistic, real-time visibility and control across the entire hybrid IT environment. A modern DCIM software provides IT infrastructure management tools, including:
Asset discovery and inventory: Can automatically discover and map all the assets in the hybrid IT environment using advanced algorithms and machine learning. It can also create digital twins of each asset that reflect their current state and history in near real-time.
Performance monitoring and optimization: Can monitor the performance of each asset in terms of metrics such as power consumption, temperature, utilization, availability, and capacity. It can also provide alerts and recommendations for optimizing efficiency and cost benefits.
Change management and automation: Can track and document all the changes made to the hybrid IT environment using a centralized dashboard. It can also automate tasks such as provisioning, configuration, patching, backup, and recovery using predefined workflows and policies.
Security and compliance: Can help ensure security and compliance by enforcing access control policies, encrypting data in transit and at rest, auditing user activity and logs, and reporting on regulatory standards.
One example of a modern DCIM software is Hyperview. Hyperview is a cloud-based platform that uses digital twins to manage hybrid IT environments. Hyperview can help enterprises manage their IT infrastructure from on-premises to the cloud using a service-driven approach and a distributed digital infrastructure management model. Hyperview can also help enterprises transform their IT infrastructure from a cost center to a value generator for the business.
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