The traditional IT environment is built using best-of-breed components to support monolithic applications. Distinct teams of individuals are tasked with administering and maintaining servers, storage subsystems and networking equipment. As a result, IT personnel tend to view this environment as a discrete set of systems, with only a vague idea of how they function as a whole.
The IT environment is evolving as organizations implement more flexible and agile systems. Hyper-converged infrastructure and software-defined architectures make it possible to roll out applications and services more quickly and scale to meet changing demands. Still, IT is concerned with individual technology components and the operational tasks that must be performed to keep things running smoothly.
Users have a very different perspective. They have little or no knowledge of the complex array of systems that make up the IT environment. They’re only concerned with the applications and data they need to access to do their jobs. They want to use collaboration tools to communicate with colleagues and customers and share information. And they want everything to work together in an intuitive way.
At Rahi Systems, we call this the “integrated environment” — the synergistic whole that’s greater than the sum of its parts. The integrated environment encompasses all of the technology components that support and enable organizational processes. That includes the devices and applications users interact with and the supporting infrastructure behind the scenes. When everything works together seamlessly, you can optimize the user experience and streamline IT operations.
The data center forms the core of the integrated environment. It may be located on-premises or hosted in a colocation facility, and it will likely incorporate cloud-based services. Increasingly, it will also push out to the edge of the network, reducing latency by bringing processing power closer to users and devices.
All of this is interconnected by local- and wide-area networks that connect devices to users and to each other. The WAN must also provide access to the cloud and connectivity for remote locations. Users frequently connect via the wireless LAN, which must have the capacity to support growing device densities and application requirements.
From there we gain the user’s viewpoint. Increasingly, organizations are leveraging cloud-based productivity apps that give users anytime, anywhere access to the tools they need. Audio/video solutions are also a growing part of the integrated environment. From conferencing and telepresence systems to digital signage and video walls, A/V equipment enables communication, collaboration and information sharing.
The Rahi Systems team has expertise across the integrated environment. We can help you create an optimized infrastructure in any facility and offer a full line of modular components that accelerate data center buildouts. We also maintain relationships with colocation providers around the world and can help you choose the right facility for your needs and budget.
Our engineers have extensive experience in compute, storage and networking solutions, including powerful platforms for data analytics and machine learning. We can help you provision cost-efficient telecom services to support your distributed environment as well as data center interconnects for secure, cost-efficient cloud access.
Our A/V team specializes in the design, integration, installation and support of state-of-the-art A/V equipment. We can help you boost workplace productivity through cost-efficient and easy-to-use communication and collaboration solutions.
The integrated environment emphasizes the user experience while also streamlining IT operational processes. Rahi Systems can provide the resources you need to optimize your environment and enhance workplace productivity.