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Imagine you’re driving on an 8-lane highway, but it’s in a rural area, and only a few people use it. This path is very flat and comfortable, but does it make sense? that’s right; You don’t need to live on such a big road in a rural area – it’s better to be somewhere in a busy city.
Business IT infrastructure is the same way you should establish it. By properly organizing and optimizing, you ensure the efficient drive of your vehicles at all times – components of your IT environment (servers, enterprise application software solutions and data centers), in addition, allocating business budgets to meet existing needs.
The more efficient, stable and secure your IT infrastructure is, the better off your business is. That is, your company’s software is working flawlessly; So server response time is very fast, and all users’ requests are handled immediately. Your company data is highly protected – no loss or system outages.
So let’s discuss the best practices powered by DevOps to help businesses optimize their IT infrastructure and thereby streamline processes.
1. Adopt DevOps efficiency
Living in a fast-moving world, the ability to quickly update and scale your IT ecosystem gives your business a competitive advantage. Consider adopting DevOps proven practices to ensure that agility and adaptability.
DevOps promotes the idea of continuous improvement and rapid software delivery. That helps businesses keep their IT infrastructure up-to-date keeping in mind the ever-increasing trends, important updates and new features.
Apart from this, DevOps practices include the adoption of cloud technology, which in turn reduces manual work by automating it. Based on data from the DevOps Report, 33% of those surveyed say DevOps has helped them automate the most repetitive tasks.
2. Going to Cloud-based infrastructure
Cloud comes as a proven standard for storing business data. Thus, 94% of enterprises worldwide regularly use cloud services. And it’s no surprise that the cloud can significantly reduce companies’ budgets and offer enormous flexibility (no physical servers are needed).
For example, you have 500 employees who use your company’s software every day, but you start to expand the employees, which means more users. The cloud flexibly increases the space to the exact size you need.
Setting up a business’s IT infrastructure in the cloud can help prevent data loss. Unlike an on-premises server, the cloud ensures data backup in case of any system failure or outage.
3. Making the IT environment safe
IT infrastructure serves as the backbone of your business. That means security is definitely a good performance for your company’s operations. That’s why 76% of C-level executives plan to spend most of their efforts on infrastructure security in the next three years.
As you protect your infrastructure, develop and implement a cybersecurity policy tailored to the specifics of your industry and business. Take a point to take a DevOps penetration test to help you get an overview of your organization’s cyber resilience.
4. Monitoring the overall infrastructure performance
Coming back to DevOps principles. One of them is to respond as quickly as possible when critical situations occur. This includes having a risk management team regularly monitoring your IT infrastructure 24/7.
The monitoring process is done automatically and continuously. The event management team will set up multiple monitoring tools and alert systems. The team will then look at any visible errors and fix them at once.
In addition to preventing various issues, infrastructure control directly affects sales. Take Amazon, earning an average of $14,900 per second. As for downtime, even 20 seconds costs the company a fortune.
Improve your IT infrastructure
By its very nature, any system requires updates and upgrades over time to keep everything in order. Infrastructure is no different. And once you get down to IT infrastructure upgrades, consider taking the next important steps.
• Conduct a comprehensive technical audit of the infrastructure and identify the main vulnerabilities and vulnerabilities of the system.
• Create an IT infrastructure upgrade plan that includes the workflow and upgrades to be made.
• Initiate planned infrastructure improvements and maintain ongoing support.
By transforming your IT infrastructure, your business and IT environment as a whole will become more flexible, secure and cost-effective.
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