The design of IT infrastructure is essential to the operational performance of any organisation. System requirements typically factor performance, security, capacity planning, resilience, scalability and lifecycle management to match organisational requirement with sufficient tolerance for change.
Design does not stop after initial deployment; it is a continual process measured against operational need and results. Whilst many organisations start with design based on best practice this can, over time, be affected by organic growth, sometimes adversely.
SICL works to industry best-practice and works to the following principles of IT infrastructure design:
Functional/Fast – the network and server architecture must provide sufficient performance against strategic requirements for applications and services
Secure – matched to risk profile security must be balanced to operational objectives but first and foremost protect the organisation at all levels
Resilient – resilience can be system-based, site-based, company-wide and/or geographic according to requirement
Scalable – the need to grow rapidly and easily has to be factored within the IT core infrastructure
Ultimately the above values make IT infrastructure Predictable and ensure an organisation can rely on its integrity.
“SICL‟s highly experienced consultants were able to immediately understand our challenging business requirements and translate them into a network design that provides the features required of a world-class network, whilst at the same time removing the issues historically associated with multi-tenanted buildings."
David Nussey, ICT Manager, Yorkshire Water.
SICL design fast, functional, secure, resilient, scalable and predictable IT solutions in harmony with existing and new applications that deliver optimum performance and return. Current infrastructure and operational practices are always taken into account to provide a balance between new and old, causing as little disruption to the organisation as possible and to leverage maximum return on investments.