The Path To Efficiency Is Through The “Cloud Computing“
Economic turmoil in 2008 led many companies to restructure their costs and focus on a more rational use of resources. Primarily, the companies began to reduce funding of non-core activities, which are often among the maintenance and development of its IT infrastructure. This wave came into vogue terms such as “consolidation”, “virtualization” and “cloud services”. But if the first two concepts were generally well accepted in business, then the cloud for many managers are still somewhat abstract and intimidating.
The most familiar and common definition of cloud services sounds like “providing end users with remote dynamic access to services, computing resources and applications (including operating systems and infrastructure) over the Internet.” Usually it is the mention of the word “Internet” discourages managers, creating a feeling of insecurity of their information assets. It is necessary to replace the phrase “through the Internet” to “anywhere”, implying, in particular, and the enterprise network, it becomes clear that the company is already in the cloud. As a rule, in large and medium-sized organizations key business applications have already been consolidated within a single data center or central office, are accessible from both the local network or from remote offices. This is also a cloud, it is simply a small and their own – so-called private.
Private or public cloud providers?
Types of clouds, by and large, only two – both private and public. To the public include proprietary platform clouds major IT players (Google, Microsoft, IBM, HP, Amazon, etc.) and cloud services offered by various independent service providers (typically, service providers and broadband providers). Private clouds are managed by its own IT services and provide services for internal use and for use by customers and partners.
From the perspective of the end user, it is not much different from what the clouds get service from, the private or public. If you watch from the owner of information resources, it should be to seek a reasonable balance between convenience and cost. Creating a private cloud will allow the company to form their own directory services and their quality indicators, full control over information assets. But this organization must bear the related costs (personnel, equipment, software, etc.). Use of public clouds allow the enterprise to reduce the cost of maintenance and IT infrastructure, but the range of services will limit the opportunities for cloud providers.
Companies of all sizes have drawbacks in the management of IT infrastructures, slow dedicated server, virus attacks, illegal software etc.. But as everything has got a solution, I list some of the most common problems and their solutions. Through the use of remote management software, problems are solved in the blink of an eye.
1. “I spend too much time managing the machines”
Problem: Going from machine to machine is inefficient. A proactive and preventative approach increases the efficiency, performance and availability.
Solution: With the management software, eliminating problems before they happen, ensuring that all systems are updated regularly.
2. “I have no idea what is installed on my machine”
Problem: This exposes the organization to serious risks. Unlicensed software processes generate, fines and damage security and network performance and provide virus attacks.
Solution: Some softwares automatically audit and manage infrastructure. With them, you know what is being used, what is not used, what is safe and what is vulnerable, you can uninstall components and upgrade the legal softwares.
3. “Doing more with less is it possible?
Problem: Some say no, others that it is a myth. But pressure is no doubt felt to reduce costs at the same time as responsibilities increase.
Solution: By themselves, the management softwares improve the efficiency, performance and reduce risks.
4. “I have to tell users to go and drink coffee while working on their computer”
Problem: Time is money, and time it takes to audit a user’s computer, the company loses money. But there’s nothing you can do. Two people cannot use a computer at the same time, can they?
Solution: With the management software they can. The maintenance is done remotely, while the user works on the computer.
5. “I cannot let new employees work without a computer”
Problem: New hires need a computer, user name, e-mail and access to the applications needed to work.
Solution: The management software creates profiles of pre-users to use them for new users, ensuring that they have access to the tools and information needed from the first day of work.
6. “They love IT and are in place”
Problem: Every guy who likes to study IT and computer science thinks that you can conduct your backups, install patches, update antivirus software and pass. Stop, please. IT maintenance is a serious business.
Solution: With the management software, an administrator monitors, backs, blocks illegal downloads, protects systems and standardizes the maintenance of the entire network remotely.
7. “Security and remote backup are problems”
Problem: Users are increasingly around the world, as well as IT infrastructure. Remote workstations, servers and mobile devices need to backup and security.
Solution: As the distributed architecture is very vulnerable, the management software centralizes the maintenance of data protection and security strategies, performing backups according to demand or automatically.
8. “My boss does not understand IT”
Problem: Decision-makers do not always understand IT, which leads to misunderstandings and lost opportunities. So the work of the team should always be reported in detail.
Solution: The software produces reports at any point of time. Easy to read, they report on the current situation, future needs and the importance of IT to business.
Some data show the points raised:
Over 40% of the time spent in the pursuit of problem solving is spent on analysis rather than on resolution. (Internet Data Center)
75% of a typical IT budget is spent on management of simple problems. (Forrester)
75% of all corporate PCs are infected with some kind of malware. (Enterprise Networks & Servers)
Managing IT infrastructure has to be a thankless job that requires overtime. Adoption of remote management software enables companies to manage IT assets quickly and efficiently, increasing productivity and annual revenue.
The most severe predictions, predicting the disappearance of the profession software developer, in connection with the development of cloud technologies, of course, did not materialize. Standardize the skills of software development of open source software and advanced development platforms failed.
Because along with the increasing strategic importance of IT infrastructures has increased the complexity and requirements for speed. Outsourcing, Reuse and abstract levels only helped to raise the requirements for effectiveness in providing high quality new services.
Increased demands for performance and data transfer rates forced the organization to find new practical opportunities to improve its performance. This allowed developers to focus on integration and application of innovative solutions that are more flexible in responding to changing business requirements.
The current state of IT industry
Now developers are still highly valued and make good money. But now they have to work much more efficiently and faster than ever. Of course, the roles have changed, but demand for their skills has widened. In today’s data center, there is a similar trend.
Today, the biggest and most obvious threat to IT services is the emergence of public cloud services, which radically changed the requirements for IT infrastructure: The fact that previously had to wait for months, now we can do in a few minutes.
The popularity of “Cloud Services Technology” is growing, as the collapsing fears about their use. As a result, many IT administrators have to represent the future of IT infrastructure in the form of a public “cloud compuging“, the characteristic features of which are self-service automation and on-demand service. And in this direction, ESDS Software Solution Pvt. Ltd. has already made certain steps.
Will this not lead to a revolt in need of IT personnel in today’s data center?
Most likely, it will only lead to a change of its tasks.
The transition to higher levels
Likewise, as developers, who managed to make considerable progress in the hierarchy due to the advent of “cloud” technologies, IT staff should pay particular attention to raising the level of automation of manufacturing processes. As in the case of software developers, over time, their role will grow and the productivity of their operations could reach unprecedented heights, in the event that they will fully meet the needs of the business.