Good systems architecture can free up IT resources
A solid IT architecture strategy can improve your company’s efficiency. If your IT architecture plan includes the consolidation and centralization of your technology resources, especially in the data center, then you gain improvements across the board of resource optimization, data recovery, security, and delivery of services. In addition, your company will receive increased data availability while reducing the overall complexity.
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Storcom can help you reduce the number of physical servers by implementing a Cloud Enablement Roadmap™ to enable virtualization or by eliminating redundancy.
Storcom can help you consolidate your IT personnel into centrally managed subject matter experts based on your organization’s needs and your employee’s skill sets.
Storcom can help you remove local file repositories off multiple file servers and consolidate them into a centralized storage solution like a storage area network (SAN).
Storcom ensures your company’s purpose and goals before architecting. We evaluate the architecture throughout the system development. An architecture is a persistent framework during the life cycle of a system; however, unforeseen changes (e.g., new missions and goals) can influence the best “first version” architectures.
Storcom constructs the architecture to help our clients understand technology readiness and evolution, and we ensure that you avoid being locked into proprietary or potentially obsolete technologies by a specific vendor.
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Storcom can also help to optimize our clients’ existing IT architecture to modernize workloads.
Embarking on an IT architecture project means dealing with many tasks that are very detailed. No matter the nature of your IT architecture project, be sure to cover this abbreviated checklist of common, high-level tasks:
A thorough IT architecture strategy improves efficiency. When your company’s IT architecture program includes consolidation and centralization of your technology resources especially in the data center. You gain improved resource usage, data recovery, reduced complexity, improved security, service delivery, and increased data availability. Some elements that are able to be consolidated or centralized are:
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A part of “IT architecture” is improving efficiencies by restructuring a company’s resources and automating system maintenance. Organizations can save costs by reducing administrative overhead and support through automating system maintenance processes in IT architecture. Storcom can help advise you of ways to automate your IT architecture in ways like:
“Enterprise Business Architecture,” also known as “Business Architecture,” defines the structure of an organization with respect to people, processes, and resources. Enterprise business architecture supports the change of an organization with a holistic approach. This service-oriented enterprise approach supports the growth of service-oriented architecture at a business level.
“Enterprise IT Architecture” is defined to describe the structure and relationships between the IT systems at an enterprise level and how information technology supports a business and how it achieves business objectives. This encompasses standards and guidelines within solution architecture.
“Enterprise architecture” defines the structure and the relationships of the company, how and which way the organization will function, and how information and information technology will support the goals and organizations of the enterprise. Enterprise architecture is an end-to-end view of the business and its employees, processes, technology, and governance within the organization in order to support the goals and objectives.
“Solution Architecture” is one of the key methods where IT architecture delivers value to the organization, according to Forrester. Solution architecture activities take place during solution creation, design, and implementation. During the creation, solution architecture establishes the complete business context for a solution and defines the scope and requirements for the solution. During the design, solution architecture elaborates potential options which could include RFP, RFI, or prototype development. Solution architecture with Storcom selects the most optimal option and develops a roadmap for your solution. During the implementation, solution architecture communicates the architecture to the stakeholders and guides the implementation team.
“Cloud Oriented Architecture”, or “Cloud Computing Architecture,” is defined as the components and subcomponents that are required for cloud computing. These typically consist of: front and back end platforms, a cloud-based delivery, and a network. Cloud Architecture is often encompassed by the overarching Infrastructure Architecture umbrella.
“Security Architecture” defines traditional IT security (firewalls, proxies, etc.) and business and information security. This also includes the organizational and relevant business services to deliver this security that is required. Security Architecture is often linked to governance in order to encompass “security management” where an organization makes decisions based on the desire to mitigate risks. Security Architecture is a holistic view of architecture framework approach which makes use of focus areas in business, information, technology infrastructure, information systems, governance, and security. These projects are typically concerned with designing a solution in pre-sales engagements, project solution design, build, implementation, and running the infrastructure-related tasks.
“Governance Architecture” defines business governance (how an organization manages its overall formal and informal business processes) and traditional IT Systems management, organization, capabilities, and systems. This is critical in this day and age of increased business regulation and compliance.
Infrastructure Architecture, also known as “Technical Architecture,” has evolved in recent years to include two categories: physical and virtual infrastructure. Although all infrastructure defaults to a hardware foundation, the Cloud Computing revolution has propelled the complexity of infrastructure architecture. Infrastructure architecture mainly focuses on the non-functional processes of a solution. It spells out all of the infrastructure-related components that satisfy requirements for availability, stability, scalability, security, and operability.
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