The IT infrastructure of modern businesses requires a number of seemingly
never-ending cycles to track assets. As these assets go through different
stages of usefulness or functionality, IT teams must constantly manage the
process, which takes them away from other more important tasks and saddles
them with mundane contractual obligations, maintenance reviews, cost-analysis
and procurement paperwork. What's the alternative to opening your IT komodo
to a myriad of vendor pitches and the scrutiny of the finance department?
No self-respecting IT person would allow their infrastructure to dissolve
into obscurity and place the business at risk. Enter the domain of
Infrastructure Lifecycle Management or ILM. ILM is a method of keeping the IT
infrastructure aligned with a business so that it's functional from the time
it's implemented through its retirement.
Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery - No Masters in Disasters Needed
The concept of a cloud facilitating applications is by no means new. Those of
us who diagrammed network connectivity around 1993 will recall drawing a big
puffy cloud symbol in between two local area networks. The cloud represented
the mysterious Internet - that mash-up of routers and other items bouncing
our packets back and forth through millions of ports, only to reassemble the
bytes on the other end into - hopefully - the same item that was sent.
Today, we have dissipated that nebulous cloud symbol to accurately def... (more)