Supporting the goverment initiative to "Deploy and upgrade their mission critical Datacenters", Insetec carried out an intense work in conjunction with IT areas to successfully deploy, inteconect and further migrate to an HCI (hyper-converged-infrastructure), providing a comprehensive solution to administer networks, software and hardware with long-term support.
Dynamic workloads, automatic resource reallocation, software defined networks, “all the features the IT stuff wanted” delivered on-time! The administration of the network was simplified, the tools available were multiplied. The coordination and work between areas of: software development, infrastructure engineers, network administrators, and end user technical support stuff played a fundamental role to achieve a transparent migration to the new datacenter. The teamwork allowed to adhere to an enhanced computer security framework that covers the mentioned areas. Once the tasks were completed, a follow-up and test process was carried out, allowing to “polish” minor details and verify the effectiveness and success of the project.
Changes were very difficult to make given the high level of complexity, the hardware had to be reconfigured leading to possible network failure or systems going offline, impossibility to “undo” changes, test or reassign resources. Troubleshooting was a tedious and time demanding task. The datacenter was hard to administer, problems were difficult to isolate, and there were many bottlenecks that impacted performance adversely.
At the same time, there were many tasks delayed over time, core systems needed to be updated, networks were unsecure and vulnerable, monitoring was partial an inefficient, database servers were performing slowly, the overall workload had to be expanded in order to support new users, services, systems and applications, the timeframe to adopt new technologies needed to be as short as possible.