Storage & Cloud Infrastructure
Today’s enterprises want to deploy new applications and services faster to meet the demands of their business users who want to get to market faster and gain competitive advantage over their competitors. ISIT help clients achieve this advantage by leveraging their rapid development in virtualization, fast Ethernet (like 10GbE), converged networks (consolidation of SAN and LAN on a single unified network), Solid State Disk technologies and Cloud Services. Depending on client’s specific requirements,ISIT help client’s gradual transition from traditional infrastructure silos to a converged infrastructure by incrementally deploying Server, Network, Storage, Virtualization and Provisioning components culminating in their own private cloud with flexibility to migrate select workloads to the public cloud.
Unified storage refers to a single logical system that is capable of presenting both dedicated LUNs (SAN) as well as folders within a file system (NAS).It is an architecture unified not only across protocols and disks, but also in storage efficiency, processes, data management, and data protection. This level of unification is crucial if your data center is to respond to trends such as virtualization and consolidation.
Unified Storage meet requirements for application availability and performance with lower investment, and reliability. Deploy storage for all data types and easily grow to meet expanding requirements and service-level objectives for critical business applications.
A dynamic data center—built upon a shared, secure, networked storage infrastructure able to eliminate the “silos” of storage associated with various application tiers and with heterogeneous environments—can:
- Increase the flexibility of your IT.
- Boost your IT efficiency.
- Magnify data-center savings in power, cooling, and space utilization.
ISIT offer Enterprise Storage Solutions which deliver high performance, scalability, availability and efficiency in a variety of configurations such as Unified, Block(SAN), File(NAS) and Virtualized Storage System that can centrally pool and manage storage assets from heterogeneous storage vendors. We also offer All-Flash storage systems to help you dramatically improve the performance of your mission critical applications. Flash storage can also be configured as part of your traditional hard disk based storage systems to provide a tiered storage performance within the system. Storage systems begin from entry level of tens of terabytes to large scale systems that provide 10s of Petabytes capacity with extremely fast performance. Our design specialists know exactly which system to position given your requirements, existing environments and the nature of the data you will need to be storing. All storage systems are powered by data management software that enables the data you store to be protected locally as well as globally with application level intelligence built into them.
The lack of predictable performance of legacy storage infrastructure in shared multi-tenant environments presents a significant barrier to delivering business-critical applications. We understand the business needs and IT needs to adapt according critical applications. To meet the demanding performance we adapt the Solid State Technology,which has re-written the rules for storage. Our solutions enables us to provide tiered disk systems, large cache based storage systems and all the flash arrays (flash array’s in the existing hardware or in a completely separate array for merely increasing the performance).
We partner with best of the breed vendors in this zone to offer solutions to a wide range of workloads. While the most popular Flash Array solutions come from well known vendors, ISIT team plays a consultative role in helping the administrators decide what best suits the environment and meets the performance requirements without hot spots on the disk arrays .
Top reasons to select Hybrid or All flash Arrays
|Hybrid Array :||All Flash Array :|
|Unpredicatble workload characterstics||Guaranteed QoS required|
|Environment is evolving||Sub-millisecond response time required|
|Performance is needed but Cost is a major challenge||Performance is the priority.|
Software Defined Storage(SDS) is enterprise class storage that uses standard hardware with all the important storage and management functions performed in intelligent software. SDS delivers automated, policy-driven, application-aware storage services through orchestration of the underlying storage infrastructure that supports the overall software defined environment.
ISIT is partnered with storage vendors that are delivering on the features of SDS to enable our customers to benefit from the cost efficiencies and flexibility of these solutions.
Converged Infrastructure (CI)
Our converged infrastructure solution operates by grouping multiple IT components of Data Center into a single, optimized computing package. This includes servers, storage systems, networking equipment and software for IT infrastructure management, automation and orchestration in a pre-assembled package delivered to our clients. The solutionsare often pre-designed and pre-tested for specific types of applications such as Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Sharepoint, etc. You can be up and running within days rather than weeks or months that it normally takes in traditional environments to get server-provisioned, network-connected, storage-connected and application deployed.
ISIT offers a choice of converged infrastructure solutions from established players in the market. Our technical design experts will map your requirements to the right solution and vendor so you get the maximum out of your technology investment. You no longer have to do siloed legacy infrastructure that takes time to manage, requires multiple teams to deploy, uses too much space, cooling and power, and eats into already tight budgets.
Benefits of Converged Infrastructure
Converged infrastructure provides both technical and business efficiencies. It also reduces complexity through the use of pre-integrated hardware with virtualization and automation management tools.
- Service-Centric IT
- Optimized application delivery
- Business innovation
Increased IT Agility
- Virtualize IP and Fibre Channel storage networking
- Single management console
- Automate workloads and allocate resources dynamically
- Adopt the cloud or cloud service that best addresses your needs
- Lower capital expenses resulting from higher utilization, less cabling, and fewer network connections
- Lower operating costs resulting from reduced labor via automated data center management and a consolidating storage and network management infrastructure teams
Our converged infrastructure solution for Data center combine storage, networking, and server components into a single, flexible architecture for enterprise workloads. It is a validated design that ships as aready-to-deploy infrastructure in a rack. It comes with a single management console for management of all the components including automation and orchestration tools for fast provisioning of virtual machines and their underlying resources.
The solution is ideal to speed up deployment of cloud-based datacentre infrastructures and business critical applications while reducing costs, complexity and risk. Solution ensures interoperability between component hardware providers and provides unified support for all components within the converged stack.
Our converged infrastructure solution for Applications is a pre-validated configuration that delivers a virtualized data center in a rack composed of leading computing, networking, storage, and infrastructure software components. The solution is optimized for specific applications such as VDI, Microsoft® Exchange Server, SharePoint®, SQL Server®. This greatly accelerates your deployment cycles and enables you to get the application in the hands of your users faster, than if you were to procure the infrastructure components separately and then size and test them for a specific application. Once again, as with Converged Infrastructure solution for datacentre, this solution comes with unified support.
The solution is agile and scales up storage and compute pool capacity or performance within the solution configuration while maintaining centralized management of the infrastructure solution.
In today’s highly competitive climate, having insight into operations and responding quickly to changing conditions are critical to success. Although an abundance of business information exists, the inability to analyze it quickly forces companies to settle for slower results or remove critical data from operational applications and analytic models to improve response time.
ISITsolution offerings for SAP HANA helps deliver business insights more effectively, with a continuously available configuration that enables organizations to stay ahead of the competition. The SAP HANA solution offerings cover different sets of customer requirements including HA, Standby, DR and backup to enable deliver the solution in most comprehensive form. Our solutions deliver increased flexibility and infinite ‘building block’ scale-out capabilities. Improve decision making by correlating SAP HANA data with data from external systems.
The solution to inefficient branch infrastructure can be found in modern datacenters: converged infrastructure. Branch converged infrastructure builds on proven techniques pioneered by datacenter providers, but optimized for the unique requirements of the branch. The result is a single, standardized, pre-integrated stack that enables users to access applications running at high speed locally in the branch while primary data is stored in the datacenter. ISIT solution offering for branch converged infrastructure centralizes data in the datacenter and delivers local performance and instant recovery at the branch.
Hyper Convergence is the next wave in the evolution of IT convergence that goes far beyond combining servers and storage. It brings webscale IT pioneered by Amazon, Facebook and Google to enterprises. It brings many services that make legacy services like data protection, deduplication, etc. obsolete.
ISIT is partnering with leading Hyper Convergence vendors to bring these unique solutions to our customers.
ISIT’s server virtualization solutions enable you to virtualize your x86 server resources and aggregate them into logical pools for allocation for multiple workloads. Combined with our Datacenter virtualization planning and consulting services, ISIT can help take your existing Virtualization footprint to the next level by converting your physical servers into a virtualized environment for a better ROI for your business.
In this new era of the cloud computing, managing and delivering services to end users with traditional PC-centric tools is a time consuming and costly process. ISIT’s desktop and application virtualization solutions provide you with a new streamlined approach to deliver, protect, and manage Windows desktops and applications while containing costs and ensuring end users can work anytime, anywhere across any device.
Our storage virtualization solution allows customers who have a multi-vendor storage environment to pool their data from multiple storage arrays into a single (virtual) storage array so it can be managed from one centralized management tool. Consolidation of storage capacity through storage virtualization reduces management complexity, reduces overall maintenance costs and enables a smooth transition to a fully consolidated storage solution over time as older storage devices are decommissioned.
ISIT can help you transition from your traditional IT model to a Private Cloud for greater IT flexibility, agility, efficiency and cost savings and extend it to a hybrid cloud. Through our partnership with leading technology providers, ISIT can offer you several technology options to choose from to achieve your cloud computing goals. Accelerate time to market. Automate faster. Reduce provisioning time and management costs. Our team is ready to discuss the options to make the private and hybrid cloud a reality for your IT.
With the never ending demand to maintain the highest levels of data integrity for increasingly large data sets, companies are increasingly challenged in finding effective data protection solutions that balance cost, data protection, and DR features. Historical approaches such as tape backup and disk to disk replication for protecting data and ensuring recoverability in disaster scenarios face enormous constraints due to the amount of human intervention such solutions require to meet recovery requirements.
ISIT Cloud Backup offerings are designed around the need for maintaining the highest data integrity, while at the same time delivering the performance and costs that companies need in such a backup and DR solution.
IT can no longer take weeks to provide infrastructure and services that their customers expect. IT needs to adopt automation at various levels of the organization. The Cloud automation offering from ISIT allows IT to deliver infrastructure services in minutes while relieving IT personnel from manual and time consuming processes.
In today’s modern virtualized data centers, applications are deployed within minutes on virtual machines, yet provisioning the underlying server, network and storage infrastructure can be a time consuming process. The Cloud Automation solution delivers programmable application containers across computing, networking, and storage resources that are configured to the needs of the specific application to reduce manual steps and extend the automation benefits to the entire infrastructure stack. The benefits are improved business agility, increased efficiency of infrastructure management and services delivery through a single infrastructure provisioning and automation tool across computing, networking, and storage resources.
ISIT’s Unified Backup solution takes a new approach to backup. Rather than a silo approach, the Unified backup integrates the protection of application and databases, Virtual Machine Backups, latest in deduplication technologies, and centralized management into a single solution. No matter what you protect and how complex your environment, you only pay for what you protect. Global reporting allows you to quickly identify the status of your data protection environment, where the hot spots may be developing, or where resources are being consumed. With this solution you can minimize downtime with application-aware, point-in-time recovery of Microsoft® Exchange Server, SharePoint®, SQL Server® andHyper-V, Oracle®, VMware®, SAP®, DB2®, Lotus Notes®, file systems and other business critical applications. You can also reduce storage requirements and the impact to production systems by converging and simplifying the Backup and Archive processes.
Virtual Infrastructures have unique requirements when it comes to backups and what works for physical server backups may not necessarily work for virtual servers. Our backup solution for virtual infrastructure enables fast, flexible and reliable recovery of virtualized applications and data in Hyper-V and VMware vSphere environments. The solution also incorporates replication of the backups to a secondary site for disaster recovery. The solution delivers High-Speed Recovery, Verified Protection, Complete Visibility, Data loss avoidance, and low-risk deployment with production-like test environment.
Purpose Built Backup Appliances are a core enabler of the modern backup infrastructure. Backup Appliances drastically reduce the size of the backup datasets through deduplication technologies, enable significantly faster backups and recoveries compared to tradition mode of backup to tapes. Where tape is mandated by regulatory requirements, its use can be reduced to bare minimum for retention purposes while still driving faster restores from the appliance at disk speeds. The reduced size of back datasets also makes it feasible and cost effective to electronically vault the data to a Disaster Recovery location, eliminating the risk prone process of physically moving tapes.
Our electronic tape vaulting solution helps customers efficiently move their backup sets from their primary site to a secondary site for disaster recovery purposes. The need for manual movement of tapes can be reduced or eliminated thus reducing both security risk as well the time it takes to recover backups following a loss of backup data at the primary site due to disaster.
For most organizations, email is the most significant driver of growing storage requirements. To combat this explosive growth, organizations typically enforce a mailbox quota on employees but these tactics tend to increase email management overhead and force end users to circumvent the process and create PST or NSF files. This shifts the storage pain to shared network drives, laptops, and external hard drives — and introduces data loss, corruption, and backup challenges.
Email archiving is an automated process for preserving and protecting all inbound and outbound email messages (as well as attachments and metadata) so they can be accessed at a later date should the need arise. The benefits of email archiving include the recovery of lost or accidentally deleted emails, accelerated audit response, preservation of the intellectual property contained in business email and its attachments and “eDiscovery” in the case of litigation or internal investigations (what happened when, who said what).
Email archiving solutions capture email content either directly from the email server itself (journaling) or during message transit. The email archive can then be stored on magnetic tape, disk arrays, or now more often than not, in the cloud. Regardless of the location of the email archive, it gets indexed in order to speed future searches, and most archive vendors provide a search UI to simplify query construction.
File System Archiving
As enterprise data grows on storage resources, it can quickly exhaust terabytes or more of expensive storage space. Storage spent on infrequently accessed data not only consumes precious data center resources, but it costs time and money to manage and maintain.
File Archiving solutions address infrequently accessed data by providing an automated and integrated solution for archiving file content, thereby adding governance to file environments, lowering overall storage costs, and enabling eDiscovery of file content.
High Availability & Disaster Recovery
High Availability and Disaster Recovery for Heterogeneous Environments
Businesses run 24/7/365 on applications and data. High availability architecture with automated business service recovery keeps your data, applications, and infrastructure available and optimized as demand grows. High Availability solutions provide end-to-end visibility and optimization across physical, virtual and heterogeneous environments. ISIT provides solutions around Cluster services that protect your most important applications from planned and unplanned downtime. The solution provides high availability and disaster recovery for mission critical databases, custom applications, and complex multi-tiered applications across physical and virtual environments. Business Services High Availability enables administrators to dramatically improve the application availability. These solutions readily integrate with replication technologies provided by storage arrays or even provide mechanism to replicate the data independent of the storage technology being used in the data centre. This integration helps businesses to fully achieve a business continuity solution with minimal recovery point objective at each layer of the stack.
ISIT provides the compute foundation you need today to power your project initiatives such as Private Cloud, VDI, Big Data and Internet of Things. Our compute solutions help customers build high-performance, high-reliability, and high-efficiency IT infrastructures that best meet their requirements. Compute solutions come in the form of rack servers, blade servers and data center servers from leading vendors with options for local or centralized storage. Servers have a centralized management interface from which to perform all compute related operations. Our blade server solutions help customers consolidate computing, switching, storage, IOs and management subsystems into one single chassis. Blade servers offer high energy efficiency, outstanding performance, high scalability and virtualization performance.
Unified Compute refers to server architecture that combines computing, networking, storage area network access and virtualization into a single solution to increase efficiency and enable centralized management. Unlike traditional server architectures, these systems reduce the number of devices that a customer needs to purchase, install and maintain; It accelerates deployment and improves agility. ISIT is one of the few certified experts in deployment of these solutions. If your existing server infrastructure is ready for a refresh, let us talk to you about how you can benefit from our unified compute offering.
ISIT provides a complete solution for video surveillance including cameras, recorders, integrator systems, monitoring and installation. We have deployments for campus wide as well as distributed environments such as branch offices.
Container Data Center
The highly integrated, small-capacity data center solution is suitable for small and medium enterprises, as well as special mobile scenarios. It integrates all systems in a standard 20-foot or 40-foot container, including power, cooling, IT cabinets, cabling, fire protection, surge protection, and monitoring. It features high reliability and security, fast deployment, easy relocation, energy savings and cost-effectiveness. It can significantly reduce TCO for customers and improve ROI.
Data Center Infrastructure Consulting
This service offering from ISIT entails the understanding and assessment of business services and infrastructure present at a customer’s environment which includes network, security, servers, applications, storage and databases. Business requirements are mapped to IT requirements to identify gaps if any in the Data Center hosting the business services. A cost-benefit analysis is done to come up with a road map of how the IT infrastructure can be upgraded or revamped to meet the ever increasing demands of the business.
Data Center Virtualization Planning and Consulting
Virtualization is here to stay and it has been heavily adopted by most IT organizations to better utilize their server, storage and network resources so they can do more with less and deliver services to their end users faster than ever. Virtualization also drives IT efficiency and higher return on investment. ISIT, with their extensive knowledge in the virtualization and networked storage space and their partnerships with leading technology vendors, offer a complete assessment service for your existing business systems and servers with the aim to develop a road map to convert these services running on physical servers into a virtualized environment for a better ROI for the business.
Data Migration for heterogeneous storage systems
In today’s demanding business environment, an important feature of IT is flexibility. IT decision makers often need to deploy technologies from multiple vendors in order to deliver a best of breed platform to their end customers. In this process many of the small, medium and large business organizations end up running a host of technologies from different vendors. This in turn makes the task of migration of data between heterogeneous storage systems a precarious and time consuming process. ISIT, with their proven experience in working with multiple vendor storage systems, technologies and tools has expertise in handling these tasks with high level of precision and minimum downtime.
Application Migration Service
This service from ISIT leverages our in-house skill sets honed in over the years through delivery of hundreds of projects to our customers. ISIT can undertake migration or up-gradation of applications such as messaging, active directory and database migrations involving thousands of users across different types of hardware.
Backup Healthcheck and Optimization Service
One of the best, most efficient and economical methods of building a reliable Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is to develop an efficient backup strategy. A backup strategy does not simply entail ensuring all backups are completed successfully. It also involves indexing, maintaining of backup logs and a comprehensive restoration plan to ensure business data is restored with a high level of accuracy and within the required restoration window to meet the Recovery Time Objective(RTO) of the organization. This service offering enables our customers to just that.
Disaster Recovery Consulting
ISIT’s Disaster Recovery (DR) Consulting Service includes all the IT related components and processes required to deliver a successful DR plan. In addition, ISIT can also implement the plan for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) and Enterprise customers using the latest tools and technologies from various vendors.