IT infrastructure is a complex structure that combines all information technologies and resources used by a particular enterprise. It includes all computers, installed software, communication systems, information centers, networks, and databases. A properly built IT infrastructure can optimize the company’s costs and increase the productivity of installed IT services and tools.
What Can Be Included in the IT Infrastructure?
Traditional infrastructure components can be:
- personal computers;
- installed operating system;
- equipment condition monitoring sensors;
- preventive maintenance software etc.
All of them are conventionally combined into three basic groups:
- Hardware – the physical part of the infrastructure.
- Software – provides operation and control of the hardware.
- Network – provides internal and external communication between devices and system elements.
A modern version of the IT infrastructure in the enterprise is cloud infrastructure. In this case, the vast majority of components are placed on the side of the service provider serving the enterprise infrastructure. In this case, control is carried out using a computer or device connected to the Internet. KOEEBOX sensors work according to this principle/ They are connected to the power cable of the equipment already installed at the enterprise and transmit information to the cloud application via the mobile Internet.
Cloud infrastructure is most often chosen by small and medium-sized businesses whose budget is limited, since there is no need to buy and install servers and ancillary components, and then regularly maintain them.
IT Infrastructure Tasks
The main tasks of the IT infrastructure are:
- prevention of failures in the internal business processes of the company;
- quality enterprise asset management;
- implementation of proven solutions for rapid scaling and improvement of production;
- ensuring the security of data storage;
- transparency and ergonomics of the control system;
- reducing the cost of creating assets and their subsequent maintenance.
The organization of IT infrastructure depends on the needs and goals of the business, however, some tasks are universal for any enterprise.