IT infra­struc­ture

Never los­ing the overview


This is where the exper­tise at IP Dynam­ics in all its aspects comes to the fore. We opti­mise exist­ing IT infra­struc­ture and we build new ones from the ground up. We advise, we plan, we source the hard­ware and soft­ware, we put the whole thing into oper­a­tion and then we main­tain it.

First up, we analyse the sta­tus quo of your exist­ing infra­struc­ture and the spe­cific needs of your busi­ness. Only then do we develop a bespoke holis­tic con­cept which is wholly inde­pen­dent of any sup­plier or prod­uct. The con­cept takes account of all rel­e­vant cost fac­tors, is geared towards the long-​term and rep­re­sents the eco­nom­i­cally opti­mal solu­tion.

When it comes to design­ing or redesign­ing a new IT infra­struc­ture, we typ­i­cally use Microsoft Win­dows and related prod­ucts and those of Cit­rix, Microsoft Azure, Exchange, Share­Point, Sys­tem Cen­ter and SQL server. For more effi­cient oper­a­tions, vir­tual solu­tions from Microsoft Hyper-​V or VMWare may also make eco­nomic sense, as they offer pow­er­ful infra­struc­tures with high secu­rity against out­ages and high back-​up avail­abil­ity.

Along­side the migra­tion and inte­gra­tion of exist­ing sys­tems, our IP Dynam­ics full pack­age offers net­work and server man­age­ment, sys­tem migra­tion and updat­ing as well as the devel­op­ment of net­work plans. When your new IT infra­struc­ture is finally in place, not only is it more secure and more pow­er­ful, but thanks to the reduced need for admin­is­tra­tion, it is a whole lot more eco­nom­i­cal.

Prod­ucts for IT infra­struc­ture

Smart solu­tions for smart busi­nesses


Cit­rix

Every­thing, any­where

Be it in the cloud or in one‘s own data cen­tre, Cit­rix net­work solu­tions help to cen­tralise infra­struc­ture, thus pay­ing div­i­dends what­ever the size or nature of com­pany. Cit­rix sup­ports the high avail­abil­ity of your net­work, so that your staff can access their work­sta­tions wher­ever they are and what­ever time it might be. Equip your staff with appli­ca­tions and data with a level of secu­rity, reli­a­bil­ity and speed that has been tested sev­eral thou­sand times. And go on, give them an amaz­ing user expe­ri­ence. For exam­ple, allow work started on one device to be con­tin­ued seam­lessly on another, entirely dif­fer­ent device. Along­side being extremely depend­able, Cit­rix is also extremely secure: you are in con­trol of access to all appli­ca­tions and all data, in each loca­tion and across each net­work and ter­mi­nal. And you‘re using the only IT solu­tion your com­pany will need.



Win­dows Server /​Microsoft Azure

THE VIR­TUAL SOLU­TION.

IT infra­struc­ture take the form of local servers and appli­ca­tions or – as with Microsoft Azure – vir­tual IT solu­tions. For the IT man­age­ment that trans­lates into flex­i­ble admin­is­tra­tion along with easy man­age­ment of servers, appli­ca­tions, ser­vices and users using intel­li­gent admin­is­tra­tion con­soles and tools – as well as addi­tional secu­rity fea­tures to ensure com­pli­ance guide­lines are observed for the par­tic­u­lar organ­i­sa­tion or sec­tor. The inte­gra­tion of Microsoft Azure within the IT infra­struc­ture brings about yet more ben­e­fits: cost effi­ciency, high avail­abil­ity and scal­a­bil­ity as well as the easy set-​up and man­age­ment of back-​ups. Win­dows servers and Microsoft Azure can be man­aged by Sys­tem Cen­ter, for exam­ple, a high-​performance appli­ca­tion for man­ag­ing hybrid cloud infra­struc­ture, which enables seam­less migra­tion to vir­tual servers. Or with the bespoke soft­ware Oper­a­tional Insights, with which admin­is­tra­tors cap­ture, save and analyse pro­to­col data from almost every server. Or with Intune Device Man­age­ment, with which mobile devices in par­tic­u­lar, namely smart­phones and tablets, can be eas­ily man­aged within com­pa­nies.



SQL Server

OR AS WE SAY: DATEN­BANK­ING

SQL data­bases offer more than high per­for­mance and assured avail­abil­ity. They boast a mul­ti­tude of secu­rity fea­tures such as the obser­vance of com­pli­ance guide­lines, mon­i­tor­ing, row-​level secu­rity, dynamic data mask­ing and trans­par­ent data encryp­tion. They also sup­port back-​up, with the pos­si­bil­ity of time-​based recov­ery of data from a given trans­ac­tion for up to 35 days. A SQL data­base server can be oper­ated both on-​premise and directly from Microsoft in Azure. There are two pos­si­bil­i­ties here: with Microsoft Azure Database-​as-​a-​Service you have a sin­gle, com­pletely stand-​alone and scal­able SQL data­base, opti­mised for fore­see­able work­loads, while with Microsoft Azure Vir­tual Machine with SQL Server you have a SQLserver – or dif­fer­ent data­base plat­form – offer­ing full func­tion­al­ity.



Exchange

HIGH AVAIL­ABIL­ITY AND REDUN­DANCY

Thanks to Exchange each staff mem­ber can access his or her e-​mails, cal­en­der and con­tacts at any time, irre­spec­tive of the browser or the device. One of its great strengths is its high avail­abil­ity: the IT admin­is­tra­tor can remove servers from the net­work for sched­uled main­te­nance with­out hav­ing to switch the e-​mail ser­vice offline. User admin­is­tra­tion takes place via an easy-​to-​use web-​based admin­is­tra­tion inter­face, whereby Exchange draws on an exist­ing active direc­tory infra­struc­ture. And even with­out a local Exchange infra­struc­ture, Microsoft can host mail­boxes, reduc­ing the need for costly on-​premise stor­age and infra­struc­ture.



Share­Point

IDEAL AT EVERY LEVEL

As a plat­form for col­lab­o­ra­tion, web con­tent man­age­ment and doc­u­ment man­age­ment, Share­Point sup­ports team­work at com­pany level, depart­ment level, team level and project level. And here again you have the option of a purely online solu­tion or a hybrid or on-​premise Share­Point ver­sion. With Share­Point Online, you use exclu­sively exter­nal servers from Microsoft. By con­trast, in the case of the hybrid or on-​premise vari­ant, the Share­Point servers are man­aged by your own IT – be it in Microsoft Azure or in your infra­struc­ture. If you choose the lat­ter, you need you own envi­ron­ment for test­ing and devel­op­ing, and nowa­days this is achieved with the help of vir­tual servers. You just set up high-​availability Share­Point servers as a com­bi­na­tion solu­tion in Azure, includ­ing the Share­Point recov­ery envi­ron­ment. This min­imises hard– and soft­ware costs and, depend­ing on the load on the sys­tem, you can sim­ply scale your envi­ron­ment up or down, pay­ing only for what you actu­ally use.



Sys­tem Cen­ter

GIV­ING YOU FREE REIN

Sys­tem Cen­ter is the con­tem­po­rary way of man­ag­ing IT, whether locally, at your ser­vice provider or in the cloud. It offers con­sis­tent data cen­tre man­age­ment with inte­grated fea­tures such as mon­i­tor­ing, set up, con­fig­ur­ing, automat­ing, secu­rity as well as self-​service. Or sim­ply expand the Sys­tem Cen­ter fea­tures fur­ther with the Microsoft Oper­a­tions Man­age­ment Suite (OMS), a cloud-​inspired way of man­ag­ing tra­di­tional infra­stuc­tures and pro­vid­ing mod­ern appli­ca­tions.



Com­po­nents of the sys­tem cen­ter


Vir­tual Machine Man­ager (VMM)

VMM is a high-​performance admin­is­tra­tion tool for the vir­tual data cen­ter, which enables cen­tralised man­age­ment of the phys­i­cal and vir­tual IT infra­struc­ture – on-​premise and in Azure.

Con­fig­u­ra­tion Man­ager (SCCM)

SCCM sup­ports more effi­cient IT ser­vices on-​premise and in Azure by enabling secure and scal­able pro­vi­sion of soft­ware, com­pli­ance man­age­ment and com­pre­hen­sive resource man­age­ment of servers, desk­tops, lap­tops and mobile devices.

Oper­a­tions Man­ager (SCOM)

Oper­a­tions Man­ager allows for flex­i­ble and cost-​efficient mon­i­tor­ing of infra­struc­tures. From a sin­gle con­sole the sta­tus and per­for­mance of ser­vices, devices and processes can be mon­i­tored, pro­vid­ing IT admin­is­tra­tors with a quick overview of the entire IT infra­stuc­ture.

Data Pro­tec­tion Man­ager (DPM)

DPM is a secu­rity and recov­ery sys­tem, which secures data and sup­ports a vari­ety of secu­rity meth­ods right through to the com­plete recov­ery of a sys­tem for on-​premise and Azure server infra­struc­tures.

Ser­vice Man­ager (SCSM)

SCSM com­prises inte­grated processes and man­age­ment as well as con­fig­u­ra­tion man­age­ment, analy­sis and report­ing. Within a self-​service por­tal, prob­lems can be recorded and doc­u­mented as they arise. In addi­tion, work­flows can be defined and infor­ma­tion about IT ser­vice com­po­nents can be cap­tured.

Orches­tra­tor (SCO)

Orches­tra­tor is a work­flow man­age­ment solu­tion for the inte­gra­tion and automa­tion of IT processes using Run­books. Run­books con­tain instruc­tions for an auto­mated task or process and sup­port the cre­ation, mon­i­tor­ing and putting in place of resources in the IT envi­ron­ment.

App Con­troller (SCAC)

App con­toller is a self-​service envi­ron­ment which sup­ports you in con­fig­ur­ing, putting in place and man­ag­ing vir­tual com­put­ers and ser­vices in var­i­ous set­tings, be it on-​premise or in the cloud.

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