The design of IT infrastructure is essential to the operational performance of any organization. System requirements typically factor performance, security, capacity planning, resilience, scalability and lifecycle management to match organizational requirement with sufficient tolerance for change
Design does not stop after initial deployment; it is a continual process measured against operational need and results. Whilst many organizations start with design based on best practice this can, over time, be affected by organic growth, sometimes adversely
DC SOLUTIONS works to industry best-practice and works to the following principles of IT infrastructure design:
Functional/Fast – the network and server architecture must provide sufficient performance against strategic requirements for applications and services
Secure – matched to risk profile security must be balanced to operational objectives but first and foremost protect the organization at all levels
Resilient – resilience can be system-based, site-based, company-wide and/or geographic according to requirement
Scalable – the need to grow rapidly and easily has to be factored within the IT core infrastructure
Ultimately the above values make IT infrastructure Predictable and ensure an organization can rely on its integrity.