An IT infrastructure provides a means of moving data from one place to another and acting upon it. The scale of the move ranges from locally — from a storage device to a server for use or changes prior to returning to storage — to client/server — a user at an access device (PC, tablet, smartphone) pulling data from a central location.
Infrastructure may be centered within a data center, with connections to users in different environments using intelligent or dumb access devices. Some vendors provide pre-engineered blocks of compute, storage and network equipment (converged infrastructure) that optimize the IT hardware and virtualization platform into a single system that can be easily interconnected to other systems.
Infrastructure also may be spread across a mix of data centers controlled by the organization or other entities such as colocation facilities or hosting/cloud companies. Cloud computing promises a flexible IT infrastructure, where resources can be applied and removed dynamically to workloads as required across a broad collection of individual platforms. End-to-end infrastructure also may include mobile wide area networks (WAN) and other IT components
Internet infrastructure includes transmission media, including network cables, satellites and antennas, and routers, aggregators,repeaters, and other devices that control transmission paths.
Technology infrastructure generally does not include the operating systems or software stack above the hardware. However, where public WANs or public cloud are used, such transport mechanisms, along with platform or software as a service, may be part of the overall definition of infrastructure.
Infrastructure must provide a suitable platform for all the necessary IT applications and functions for an organization or individual. Viewing IT infrastructure as a single entity makes for more effectiveness and efficiencies: Resources can be optimized for different workloads, and the impact of any changes on interrelated resources is more readily understood and handled. For example, the infrastructure manager may solve a CPU-constrained workload by increasing its server resources, but causes the workload to become I/O-constrained. A full infrastructure management scheme helps curb this domino effect.
The meaning of infrastructure is expanding all the time. The Internet of Things means that more devices are connecting to the main infrastructure. On the whole, it is better to regard monitoring and measurement devices and other point-specific items as being outside of the IT infrastructure proper.
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