Aligning Business and IT process and infrastructure
Dynamic infrastructure tends to conjure up a myriad of definitions from the business and technology domains. Because of the technology intensity within financial markets, those that can successfully optimise technology for operational leverage will have an edge as the market continues to evolve at an accelerating pace.
What makes a business and IT infrastructure "dynamic" is the ability to leverage processes, technologies, service delivery and adoption models that optimises the infrastructure for efficiency and flexibility whilst enabling an automated service delivery and management model.
A dynamic infrastructure for financial markets requires business and IT aligns to support the business and its objectives by adopting an approach that:
• Addresses the growing information and messaging challenge
• Manages and controls risks
• Incorporates and exploits flexible delivery choices through cloud services
• Combines visibility, management, and automation across all business and IT assets
• Is optimised to achieve ‘more with less’.
Benefits for clients include enhanced performance, scalability, system availability and uptime. It can increase server utilisation and the ability to run on either physical or virtual systems whilst minimising interruption to business operations and reducing cost for IT. A Dynamic Infrastructure can also provide key test and development, business continuity/ high availability requirements to facilitate cloud or grid computing.
At the network and connectivity layer, Dynamic Infrastructure addresses the ability of networks to keep up with the requirements of new enterprise wise initiatives which may involve virtualization and cloud computing. According to many companies who provide products and services in this space, network automation and connectivity intelligence between networks, applications and users need to be in place in order to exploit the full benefits of virtualization and many types of cloud computing. Network management and infrastructure will need to be consolidated, enabling higher levels of dynamic control and connectivity. Microsoft also has a dynamic infrastructure model, also known as the Infrastructure Optimisation model, which is their framework for aligning IT with business requirements. Here, a company moves from basic to standardised, rationalised and then dynamic. At this stage, IT becomes a strategic asset to the organisation.
Through its Knowledge Network, Attova delivers business and technology services alignment to enable a dynamic infrastructure for clients within financial markets in order to maintain a competitive advantage
• Dynamic Infrastructure Maturity Model
• Business Resiliency
• Information Infrastructure
• Asset Management
• Cloud Services