Integration Infrastructure Management
IT is changing at an ever-accelerating pace. Moores Law used to be the principle by which we considered the evolving performance/cost of computing, but today this seems to be less useful, instead, we need a model that considers how many layers of systems do we manage. Maybe a model that considers the geometric relationship between systems and how they integrate may be a more useful predictor of growth.
The move from fixed system dependency to cloud-scale software-defined computing environments has allowed innovators to turn their concepts into reality in ways that were never possible when systems had to be ordered, delivered, assembled, and built into a data center.
With this increased velocity comes increased complexity. The requirements for design, approval, testing, security, performance, availability and cost control have not magically gone away. They have instead become integration challenges.
Today’s system architects must add lawyers, accountants, penetration tester, and historians to their skill set. And every role has had to add system architects to their repertoire.
As new systems grow in complexity it becomes increasingly important to ensure a deep understanding of compliance to corporate standards as well as local, state, federal, and international regulations.
When existing systems are connected to (or are replaced with) new cloud-based systems it is critical to ensure that integrity is maintained.
It can seem easy to over-specify a cloud system environment to counter performance issues, but this puts pressure on budgets. Systems architected without careful early consideration of performance and availability can become incredibly expensive in production and require many additional people to be included beyond what was originally planned to effectively run these environments.
The move to software configured cloud environments has made the cost of integration the largest line item in IT.
And new paradigms of management are needed to be able to control these environments. We call this new thinking Integration Infrastructure Management.
Nastel is focused on delivering Integration Infrastructure Management.
Please let us show you what we can do to improve your management in the cloud era.