Many people get this wrong and it costs their business dearly down the road.

When it’s time to start thinking about the IT infrastructure that will support your business, it’s easy to go with the cheapest or easiest route. Don’t fall for this trap, failing to plan and implement your IT infrastructure correctly can cost you valuable time and money.

What is IT Infrastructure?

IT infrastructure refers to the composite hardware, software, network resources and services required for the existence, operation and management of an IT environment. Have the correct setup of each of these components is critical to its success for your business. Choosing the right servers, networking hardware, business software and services are very important. Whats even more important is that each one of these components need to be scaleable. Scalability allows your IT infrastructure to grow and adapt as your business grows and changes. Dynamic IT infrastructure is an important consideration when coming up with your IT plan.

On Premise or Cloud?

Making the right choice to host your applications and or websites on premise or in the cloud can be a daunting choice. Both have their advantages and disadvantages from a technical and budgetary stand point. This is why its important to parter with a professional IT consultant to ensure the right choice is made that meets the needs of your business.

Having the right IT partner is essential in ensuring your IT infrastructure will support your business now and in the future.

Why having the right IT Partner matters:

Consider the following scenario. You have just spent a lot of money purchasing a server to host a business application critical to your business on premise. You were spec’d a server that is supposed to have more than enough resources (RAM, HDD space, Processor, NIC’s, etc) to host this application and be able to handle any expansion of it in the future. You made these choices based on recommendations on the software vendors website and your own research. Unknowing to you, the application requires a lot of network resources and your current network setup was not equipped to handle the demands of the application.

When the time comes to update to a newer version and expand its capabilities, you find out your current server is not up to the task. Worse, the server you bought is already maxed on resources and can not be expanded. You also realize that total revamp of your current networking setup is needed so that the application performs correctly when your users access it on their desktops. So now you are stuck having to spend more money on a new server that has the resources needed to run your upgraded business critical application as well as a new networking setup.

This is where having the right IT partner plays an important role. The proper IT consultant would have ensured that the server you bought not only meets the requirements of your application, but is scaleable to meet future requirements and is expandable to receive more resources if need. In addition, the consultant would know that your current networking setup would have to be expanded and or re engineered to be able to work correctly with your application.

As you can see, having the right IT partner would have saved you a lot of money and frustration. That is where we come into play, we are here to ensure that your IT infrastructure meets your business needs, not only today but tomorrow as well.

Make the right choice and partner with us today!


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