“IT infrastructure refers to the composite hardware, software, network resources and services required for the existence, operation and management of an enterprise IT environment. It allows businesses to provide IT solutions and services to its employees, partners and/or clients and can be delivered as an asset-based utility on premise, or via a hosted or even managed, solution.”
Prestige has the abilities and resources to tailor specific solutions depending on their client’s budgets and accounting preferences. Our engineers and consultants can work either stand-alone as your in-house IT Infrastructure resource, or alongside your own existing personnel. Alternatively Prestige can help you design and implement a remote, managed solution via the ‘cloud’.
Typically, a standard IT infrastructure is distributed via a number of Servers, computers, data centers, switches, hubs and routers, etc.
Prestige has significant competencies and proven capabilities in the following scenarios;
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
A service model that delivers computer infrastructure on an outsourced basis to support enterprise operations. Typically, IaaS provides hardware, storage, servers and data center space or network components.
In this manner Prestige can provide policy based services from one of our data centres and take responsibility for housing, operating and maintaining the equipment it provides for our clients.
A private cloud refers to a model of cloud computing where IT services are provisioned over a private IT infrastructure for the dedicated use of a single organisation. A private cloud is usually managed via internal resources or through the services provided through a vendor-managed option. This effectively describes many of Prestige’s historic clients – however, with the advent of the ‘cloud’ and all it aspires to be, we are seeing significant numbers of our clients requesting more information and data relevant to a more remotely managed service.
An internal cloud, or asset-based IT Infrastructure, is an IT Infrastructure service model that is implemented within an organisation’s dedicated resources and infrastructure. This traditional method of delivery and service is still extremely popular with many medium to large enterprises. Prestige has historically maintained many client relationships via this model whether viewed in the ‘cloud’ vernacular or otherwise.
An organisation builds an internal cloud by applying the cloud computing service model and delivery framework over local and/or offsite data center resources. The internal cloud then delivers computing, storage and software services to each node within the organisation.
An internal cloud provides the following benefits:
- Total cloud security (or at least, control over security)
- Reduced infrastructure costs
- Reduced hardware requirements
This concept is very similar to a private cloud in that cloud computing techniques are used for a single organisation. The difference is that a private cloud could also refer to dedicated resources at a 3rd party provider’s data centre, where an internal cloud is referring to the utilisation of infrastructure owned internally.