Analysis of virtualized infrastructure

Virtualization, the ideal solution for current and future IT infrastructures to optimize time, allows you to troubleshoot and enables you to quickly activate new services. Many surveys have shown that these managerial actions occupy about 80% of the staff’s time: this data alone is enough to understand how important it is to use tools that allow you to achieve the optimal level and get maximum management results for your own infrastructure in the shortest possible time. Thus, the goal is to provide IT tools to reduce the workload through this management activity, freeing up man-hours resources for other and new business projects that are vital for business growth and maintaining the business online with the global market.

The concept of virtualization is very broad; in its form with reference to the work done, it relates to a process and technology that allows you to simultaneously run multiple virtual machines on the same physical server. There are many possible applications, among which physical resources can be combined: for example, server storage looks like a single logical resource on the network, the ability to automatically optimize resources available for requests from various applications, an easier backup solution for a more secure disaster recovery.

Production flow. In general, the company wants to use virtualization to increase resources, consolidate old physical servers and reduce equipment and maintenance costs. Lower software license costs, as well as better and lower-cost access to disaster recovery and business continuity, are two benefits that are especially beneficial. Another aspect that is taken into account is the possibility of “testing” the success of a migration project to a virtual system by using appropriate software tools without interrupting normal activities. Making the most appropriate decisions that converge in optimizing your IT system is what we want to come to in order to have a reliable and extensive infrastructure for the best guarantees and high flexibility.

This is the operational phase in which the project is being implemented. It can include a pilot or can be applied directly to production systems. Based on the project document, we proceed to implement a scalable operating environment that allows us to verify the functionality of each component and certify the result. Virtual environment preparation is guaranteed by the system supplier. The first test version is launched overnight in uncontrolled mode by installing an agent compatible with most commercial operating systems.

Anticipate a large storage point to store data before starting the test phase. An office is also selected to verify the success of application testing, in this case, a customer service office, which to a large extent summarizes the company’s activities. Migration begins with the installation of the first virtual machine, which subsequently joins the existing domain as a domain controller, and the organizational units in the domain are also configured to create structures and offices for the gradual migration of services. Subsequently, in a test environment pre-prepared with a copy of the production server and a copy of the server attached to the same domain, we proceed to migrate the active directory version in compatible mode for systems, this checks for possible problems and shortcomings that need to be solved. or update.

Production flow. The companies that are most attentive to meeting the needs of all interested parties, in parallel with the control of economic data, monitor indicators of additional parameters that describe aspects of the efficiency and effectiveness of the services / products and related processes. Certified companies have as a requirement the maintenance of a set of indicators and relative thresholds for exceeding associated with quality or other voluntary needs; however, the quality, environment and safety management system is often active separately from the annual budget processes, as a result of which the possible synergies of integrated management are not used.

Production includes technological processes for the manufacture of product components and their subsequent assembly, as well as processes that ensure the processing process (machine maintenance, process control, quality management, material processing).