Each company has its own specifics and requirements on the IT infrastructure. IT infrastructure and information systems form significant cost items of each organization. It is therefore necessary to ensure that they are sufficiently effective, efficient and appropriate to the needs of the company.
Creating high-quality IT environment and IT systems is preceded by thorough analysis. It is important to select the most effective products and services from a wide variety. The products and services must have the desired properties.
Administration of IT systems generates costs, which are not only directly related to IT technology, but also to the security of personnel resources, such as administrators, operators, workers for the development (especially in larger companies), or various management positions.
An important part of company activities continuity planning is to develop, maintain and secure the recovery process of information systems after a breakdown – i.e. Disaster Recovery Planning. DR plans describe the exact steps defined in time with defined technical and human resources for restoration of information systems functionality. DR plans are divided into short and long term plans.
Virtualization of the server instance is nowadays a standard. Hardware, licensing policy of operating systems and applications, as well as technologies such as backup, monitoring or management environment are adapted to it. The view of virtualization as an advantage of portable virtual servers running on virtual hardware has become ordinary.
Data are the most important part of information systems. High-quality IT environment provides tools to protect data directly in systems where they are processed, e.g. controlled access through authentication and authorization. We also protect the communication paths, usually by using encrypted channels.