The 2020 pandemic has resulted in major changes in the way organizations do business. For many, the priority was to ensure that employees had the necessary solutions to work effectively from remote.
End-User-Computing and Desktop-as-a-Service solutions provide employees with reliable access to corporate applications and data. However, they do not significantly provide IT experts, all the required access to their works. How can they handle IT infrastructure, and make the required deployment, monitoring, assistance, and infrastructure upgrades if they are completely remote from them?
Day 0: Infrastructure Deployments-
When fresh infrastructure requires to be deployed, software-based solutions that can run in both the company’s datacenter and public cloud environments give the greatest adaptability. A hybrid or multi-cloud solution of this type should also give common management tools that cross the entire end-to-end solution, whether on-premises or in the public cloud. With many IT teams now operating in remote locations far from their data centers, a hybrid or multi-cloud solution may provide the fastest way to build new infrastructure, especially if there is no physical access to your IT infrastructure is.
Clusters in the public cloud will enable rapid, zero-touch IT infrastructure deployment over a public cloud, with a common set of management tools that are also used for on-premises infrastructure.
If physical access to your datacentres is not a problem, then creating new infrastructure (or expanding existing ones) on-premises is not only possible but also extremely straightforward.
Day 2: Infrastructure Monitoring and Support-
Once the infrastructure has been deployed, and applications and workloads have been deployed, IT administrators need to ensure that it is working fully and optimally.
Customary infrastructure was generally outlined with the expectation that they were managed and viewed from well-connected sites, such as corporate offices or datacenters, making remote management more challenging. In contrast, an important advantage of cloud-computing infrastructure is remote monitoring and troubleshooting using devices based in the cloud next to IT infrastructure resources.
IT teams working remotely need remote cloud-computing troubleshooting abilities, but for on-premises infrastructure. Many modern hyperconverged and hybrid-cloud infrastructures allow this ability, allowing IT administrators to implement end-to-end solution support from anywhere.
Day-N: Keeping Software and Infrastructure Up-to-Date-
All software and usually firmware needs to be updated at some point. It is well understood that software patching and upgrades are complex and expensive processes for organizations. Adding infrastructure firmware updates to it adds to the challenge.
IT teams may require considerable time and money to plan and execute upgrades on traditional infrastructure, and will typically require a defined maintenance window to minimize customer disruption. These upgrades are also done with fast, secure connectivity from corporate sites to datacenters.
The need for organizations to stay current with software upgrades and firmware patches cannot be overstated. Out-of-date infrastructure lacks security updates, bug fixes, and performance enhancements – the lack of them presents security vulnerabilities, infrastructure instability, and performance issues, all posing serious risks to the business. Continuous innovation of modern software-based solutions also includes the introduction of new features and enhancements.