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Planning Your IT Infrastructure

Having an IT strategy / IT infrastructure for your organization is a very challenging, but important task. Owning, managing, and maintaining your own servers, hardware, and software can take so much time away from your IT staff.

Your IT strategy should include an IT infrastructure that is scalable and able to meet your needs and demands. Dell Enterprise solutions was developed to help organizations get the most out of their IT investment. Their various solutions include cloud computing, virtualization, IT consulting, and more.

Types of Cloud Computing: Private, Public, and Hybrid

Computing in the “cloud” is actually delivering IT as a service. An organization can choose whether a private, public, or hybrid cloud best suits the needs.

Private clouds can be hosted by your IT department or by an external provider. And provide exclusive use to your company. Public clouds are open to more than one organization and are shared. Hybrid clouds are a combination of private and public clouds.

With hybrid clouds, a database may exist in the private side. While the application could be on the public cloud; this provides access to extra resources when needed.

There are three main types of services provided. Software as a service (SaaS) gives the users of your organization web access to applications that are hosted on the service provider’s system.

Platform as a service (PaaS) is a hosted setting, and software development is made up of tools such as databases, infrastructure software, and middleware.

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) enables your organization’s system administrators and/or developers to self-provision the computing, storage, and network resources needed to run applications and operating systems.

Benefits of Virtualization: Streamlining IT Maintenance and Cost Savings

Virtualization allows you to run multiple operating systems and applications on one server. Each operating system and application can function independently.

When you have fewer servers to maintain, your IT staff can focus on innovation instead of maintenance. Of course in a virtual environment, benefits come in the shape of savings on electricity and hardware.

Technology is constantly changing, growing, and moving in different directions. It is very challenging for your IT staff to keep up with all the new changes in technology. There are times when IT staff needs further training and consultation.

Dell offers workshops to learn about new technology. Dell can also help you assess your infrastructure to help provide solutions to meet your company’s specific needs.

Each business or organization has different needs, budgets, and goals. Let Dell Enterprise Solutions help you determine technologies and methods that best meet your needs. Get the most out of your IT investments – contact Dell to help you get started.