Highly Available Clustering
The foundation of all modern enterprise applications is high availability virtualization clustering. Ensuring that VMs remain available 24/7, towards a goal of 99.9% uptime. The three layers that support highly available VMs are storage, failover virtualization and active/active database clustering. Each one is built using parallel architecture around the concept of no single points of failure.
Storage Area Network
A Storage Area Network (SAN) provides a parallel solution with no single points of failure. Via replication and parity, a large array of disks is aligned to keep data highly available. When combined with redundant power and adequate cooling, VMs have a consistent and reliable place to store and access virtual hard disk files, over high-speed iSCSI or Fiber LUNs.
Once your SAN is providing highly available data, you can augment it with a failover virtualization cluster. Packed with CPU cores and RAM, each host provides the processing and memory power that allows multiple operating systems to run simultaneously. If any single host fails, the others pick up the slack so that the user does not experience downtime.
Active/Active Database Clustering
Now that you have highly available VMs... what if one of them blue screens? The last step towards the foundation of highly available enterprise applications is a database cluster. Multiple SQL VMs act in unison to keep all of your data and application states consistent, reliable and highly available.
Migrating existing services to the cloud can be a huge boon to tight IT budgets. Cloud service augmentation can help make your applications and infrastructure more accessible, robust and secure. We can develop entirely new automation solutions or migrate existing systems to Amazon Web Services® or Microsoft Azure® cloud, freeing up your existing resources for reallocation. Auto-scaling server farm, cloud database, single-sign-on(SSO), multi-factor authentication (MFA)... we can do that. We can also show you how Google® Apps For Work can provide seamless low-cost workflow automation.
Identity and Access management aims to at all times answer the question; who are you and what are you allowed to do? It is the foundation of enterprise application security. Active Directory requires a solid DNS hierarchy in order to operate correctly.
Schema Design& Extension
Permission Auditing& Account Migration
The driving force behind enterprise settings standardization is group policy. Utilizing a properly divided Active Directory schema, GPOs allow you to enforce security and behaviour across all servers and PCs. When combined with a perfectly sealed Windows® image and the latest device drivers, your hardware is transformed into a thriving ecosystem of productivity and efficiency.
Custom Group PolicyDevelopment
GPO Consolidation& Auditing
Microsoft System Center
Microsoft® System Center is a collection of 7 extremely powerful, advanced network services for your domain. System Center can provide automation for the most important and essential tasks, eliminating thousands of hours of work per year. All System Center products are SQL-driven applications, meaning all need at least one instance of Microsoft System Center in order to function.
System Center Roles and Features Summary
|System Center Product||Product Function||Endpoint Client Agent|
|App Controller||Unified management for public and private clouds, including cloud-based virtual machines and services|
|Configuration Manager||Hardware & software inventory, operating system deployment, patching, endpoint anti-malware protection, software distribution, software center||Data Protection Manager||Complete backup of all important data|
|Operations Manager||Monitoring and management|
|Orchestrator||Organizes groups of scripts into 'runbooks' that can be run in either a scheduled or event-driven manor|
|Service Manager||Maps business processes to business rules; incidents, problems, service requests|
|Virtual Machine Manager||Complete virtual machine management and reporting; automated provisioning, maintenance, disposal for large numbers of virtual machines|
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