IT infrastructures then and now

A brief history of IT infrastructures

During the 1970’s the production and use of minicomputers became more popular and were used more frequently in the work place. With the rise in popularity there soon became a demand for data exchange that was not only able to be transferred between offices but that could be exchanged over geographical distances. Terminal to computer connections became insufficient for the demands of computer-to-computer communications and network-based infrastructures were able to meet these demands. When minicomputers were brought together via a network they could work together to replace the central computer. The network proposal was based upon splitting up individual tasks that make up a business. Networks could be altered and expanded depending on the scalability of the business helping to meet that business’ demands. The network system was modular in it’s set up and if a failure occurred in one section it would only affect a very small part of the entire procedure. Towards the end of the 20th century the benefits of network infrastructures became apparent and were used more often in the work place.

Modern IT infrastructures

With recent advances and changes in the way businesses work there is now a need for even further flexibility between IT infrastructure and data exchange. Many businesses now incorporate cloud-based technology into their infrastructures known as DevOps. These infrastructures can help towards better agility and increased efficiency in your businesses IT infrastructure.

What is best for your business?

It’s safe to say that within the last 40 years the way in which we incorporate IT within our business has changed and improved significantly. There are now many options and solutions of IT infrastructures and it can be hard to know what is right for your own business. IT support services are always linked to your network infrastructure, so it’s vitally important that this is working to capacity.

At CNS our senior engineers will asses all aspects of the IT infrastructure including servers, firewalls, LAN infrastructure, storage environments, WAN design and related third party applications and hardware. Once complete we will draw up a set of recommendations that take into account improvements and the likely return on investment so that the infrastructure decided upon is tailored to your business. Only when both parties agree will the work commence.

If you’d like to talk to us about your IT infrastructure, get in touch.