The people at I-Net Huddle have extensive ‘hands-on’ and senior management experience gained by working in major IT and Telecommunication companies such as IBM, Oracle, Cisco, and Alcatel. Our people have been involved in sales, network design, marketing and tendering, and many other aspects of this business. We have a strong background in advising clients in search of solutions and regarding the various possibilities available to them, and the unique values and benefits associated with each one.
One of the things we love to do is what we call “FALLING IN LOVE WITH PROBLEMS.” We like to speak with our customers and reach out to potential new ones, carefully listening to their future projects, their business issues and their company vision, in order to help them make a roadmap to success.
We have broad expertise in many IT subjects, and if we hear about a problem we can’t solve, we will find you someone who can!
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not The Problem
Information technology architecture is the process of developing methodical information technology specifications, models and guidelines, to build a technology infrastructure which will serve the company business goals and growth. This process has been developed in the past few decades in response to the requirements for a coherent, consistent approach to delivering information technology capabilities. The process has been led by information technology product vendors (IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, Citrix, etc.) and independent consultancies, based on real experiences in the information technology marketplace and collaboration amongst industry stakeholders
Best practice Information Technology architecture encourages the use of open technology standards and global technology interoperability. Information Technology Architecture can also be called a high-level map or plan of the information assets in an organization, including the physical design of the building that holds the hardware, which runs the software.
In a typical IT Architecture we find hardware (servers, networking, routers, switches, appliances), and, of course, the software which makes the work today easier than years ago. Nominate all the solutions is really long and probably not very helpful, so I-Net Huddle believes is better to categorize the most important ones, which form the building bricks of an IT Architecture.
- IT Infrastructure
- IT Services
- Business Solutions
- IoT – Internet of Things
- Online Collaboration & Productivity
We have a huge range of hardware. PC, Laptops, Servers, Blades, Mainframe. Depends on what a company is aiming to accomplish, but the choice of the right hardware is very important.
All companies today have a network within the company which aims to interconnect the employees with the IT architecture, in order for them to be able to use the software tools to do their job. There it comes routers, LAN cables, Switches, Firewall.
An operating system (OS) is software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs. The operating system is an essential component of the system software in a computer system. Application programs usually require an operating system to function.
A database is an organized collection of data. The data is typically organized to model aspects of reality in a way that supports processes requiring information. To manage and interact with a Database, a Database management system is used, which is a software application that interacts with the database users, other applications, and the database itself to capture and analyze data.
In computing, virtualization refers to the act of creating a virtual (rather than actual) version of something, including (but not limited to) a virtual computer hardware platform, operating system (OS), storage device, or computer network resources.
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
A service-oriented architecture (SOA) is a design pattern in which application components provide services to other components via a communications protocol, typically over a network. The principles of service-orientation are independent of any vendor, product or technology. A service is a self-contained unit of functionality, such as retrieving an online bank statement. By that definition, a service is a discretely invocable operation. Services can be combined to provide the functionality of a large software application. SOA makes it easier for software components on computers connected over a network to cooperate. Every computer can run any number of services, and each service is built in a way that ensures that the service can exchange information with any other service in the network without human interaction and without the need to make changes to the underlying program itself. SOA is part of Middleware which is the leading business innovation platform for the enterprise and the cloud. It enables enterprises to create and run agile, intelligent business applications while maximizing IT efficiency through full utilization of modern hardware and software architectures.
By that definition, a service is a discretely invocable operation. Services can be combined to provide the functionality of a large software application. SOA makes it easier for software components on computers connected over a network to cooperate. Every computer can run any number of services, and each service is built in a way that ensures that the service can exchange information with any other service in the network without human interaction and without the need to make changes to the underlying program itself.
Key Benefits of having an IT Architecture well-designed span in every direction. Performances, Efficiency, Cost Reduction, IT System Quick-Change Enablement, Business Process re-engineering just to name just a few.
IT service management (ITSM) refers to the entirety of activities – directed by policies, organized and structured in processes and supporting procedures – that are performed by an organization or part of an organization to plan, deliver, operate and control IT services offered to customers. It is thus concerned with the implementation of quality IT services that meet the needs of customers, and is performed by the IT service provider through an appropriate mix of people, process and information technology
Demand is an economic principle that describes a consumer’s or a business’ desire and willingness to pay a price for a specific good or service.
On Demand means when consumers or Business are able to get this specific good or service online.
There are several examples: Video, Movies, books, software, hardware, etc.
Software on Demand
It is called Software as a service (SaaS) is a software licensing and delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted. SaaS is typically accessed by users using a thin client via a web browser. SaaS has become a common delivery model for many business applications, including office and messaging software, payroll processing software, DBMS software, management software, CAD software, development software, gamification, virtualization, accounting, collaboration, customer relationship management (CRM), management information systems(MIS), enterprise resource planning (ERP), invoicing, human resource management (HRM), content management (CM) and service desk management. SaaS has been incorporated into the strategy of all leading enterprise software companies. One of the biggest benefits for is the potential to reduce IT support costs by outsourcing hardware and software maintenance and support to the SaaS provider.
Infrastructure on Demand
It is called “Infrastructure as a Service” and generally refers to computing hardware (servers, storage and network) delivered as a service. This typically includes the associated software as well: operating systems, virtualization, clustering, etc. There are a growing number of infrastructure service providers such as Amazon and IBM.
One of the areas of confusion is the definition of Cloud Computing. There are many definitions of Cloud Computing out there. Here is one of them that seems to represent the most commonly held view. It’s from the National Institute of Standards (NIST) and seems to be gaining in popularity, not only in the US, but also the rest of the world as well.
Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.
Breaking it down, cloud computing is composed of:
The 5 essential characteristics are:
provisioning, monitoring, management control
implies sharing and a level of abstraction between consumers and services
the ability to quickly scale up/down as needed
metering utilization for either internal chargeback (private cloud) or external billing (public cloud)
typically means access through a browser on any networked device
For exclusive use by a single organization and typically controlled, managed and hosted in private data centers. The hosting and operation of private clouds may also be outsourced to a third party service provider, but a private cloud remains for the exclusive use of one organization.
For use by multiple organizations (tenants) on a shared basis and hosted and managed by a third party service provider.
When a single organization adopts both private and public clouds for a single application in order to take advantage of the benefits of both. For example, in a “cloud bursting” scenario, an organization might run the steady-state workload of an application on a private cloud, but when a spike in workload occurs, such as at the end of the financial quarter or during the holiday season, they can burst out to use computing capacity from a public cloud, then return those resources to the public pool when they are no longer needed.
For use by a group of related organizations who wish to make use of a common cloud computing environment. For example, a community might consist of the different branches of the military, all the universities in a given region, or all the suppliers to a large manufacturer.
They are the practice of outsourcing day-to-day management responsibilities and functions as a strategic method for improving operations and cutting expenses. This can include outsourcing HR-activities, production support and lifecycle build/maintenance activities. The person or organization that owns or has direct oversight of the organization or system being managed is referred to as the bidder, client, or customer. The person or organization that accepts and provides the managed service is regarded as the service provider or MSP.
A business solution is a combination of ideas used to help a company achieve its objectives. A business solution comes in terms of marketing, payroll, auditing, accounting market research and analysis, among other essential business activities.
There are a lot of Business Solutions out there because companies face many problems. I-Net Huddle can cover many but not all of them. We especially focus to the following: