To support business objectives, today’s organizations must leverage cyber infrastructure to store, retrieve, transmit, and manipulate data. Given current market challenges and economic downturn, information technology (IT) costs must be more closely monitored and constrained than they have been in the past. At the same time, IT services are essential to business objectives and must continue to be enhanced and expanded. This means that IT has to do even more with limited resources.
At a time when IT costs surpass equipment costs, the need to make creating and managing cyber infrastructure easier is vital. For many, IT organizations’ budgets are largely reserved just to maintain operational conditions. This leaves little to no room for IT growth, experimentation, and simplification efforts. Given the high costs of equipment and IT labor, any efforts outside of maintaining operational capacity get pushed aside.
An organization with an optimal IT department would be able to focus on growth, experimentation, and simplification efforts with minimal amounts of time focused on operational maintenance. Enabling IT to focus beyond operational capacity would empower the organization to increase its business growth and business resilience. To provide this kind of capability to IT requires rethinking and reworking the ways in which IT interacts with cyber infrastructure internally and externally.
An alternate new approach called environment virtualization creates business value by requiring fewer IT resources, including equipment and labor. By providing flexibility and scalability in the creation and management of cyber infrastructure, business needs can be addressed cost-effectively. Environment virtualization further addresses business needs by providing agility and velocity previously unattainable due to the rigid and time-consuming nature of current cyber infrastructure technology. A new software product called CyberFire® offers just such a capability.
The architecture of CyberFire® is a giant leap forward in how to create and manage cyber infrastructure; delivering cyber infrastructure without CyberFire® is a very time consuming process. This process involves many tasks such as procuring hardware, finding data center floor space, racking hardware, imaging hardware, creating and configuring virtual machines, provisioning each resource as needed, and then securing the entire environment.
By using CyberFire® those complexities are no longer of concern. Instead, new services can be designed and developed. These services can then be requested and provisioned in a matter of minutes through the CyberFire® web interface. Since these services are running in a completely virtualized environment on the CyberFire® platform, each environment inherits unique optimizations according to its needs. With the single push of a button, users can start entire virtualized environments while letting CyberFire® do the rest of the work. Simplify the creation, consolidation and management of cyber-infrastructure today!
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