The Foundations of Intelligent Infrastructure

An intelligent business is nimble, slick and clever. It out-performs its competitors by out-innovating them. And it’s built on intelligent infrastructure from the foundations up. So, what is intelligent infrastructure, why do you need it, and where can you get it?

Why you need intelligent infrastructure

If you’re like most of Ultima’s clients, you’re already on your way to becoming a better, more intelligent business.

You’re busy innovating to deliver more value to your customers and your business. You’re transforming your business into a more automated, digital model. You’re streamlining your business processes and implementing them through agile application development.

These are the aspects of transformation that get the limelight. But without corresponding agile foundations, your best-laid plans could crumble.

This is why you need intelligent infrastructure – to underpin the transformation of your data centre, workplace and core business processes into those of an intelligent business.

To deliver the clever, slick business processes which will keep you in the lead in your market, you need infrastructure foundations that are as intelligent as your business itself.

What is intelligent infrastructure?

Intelligent infrastructure is the most secure and energy-efficient equipment overlaid with intelligent services that together, give you operational efficiencies which lead to sustainable competitive advantages for your business.

Essentially, it’s the combination of:

  • Ultra-secure, energy-efficient, high-performance, and cost-effective servers and storage
  • AI-driven monitoring, analytics and preventative self-healing
  • Automated, AI Ops and managed services.

At Ultima, we think in terms of two main classes of intelligent infrastructure: intelligent servers and storage, and intelligent operational management.

Intelligent servers and storage are secure, energy-efficient devices combined with a cloud-based, AI analytics engine. This constantly monitors the infrastructure, analyses performance, predicts issues, recommends continuous improvements, and carries out pre-emptive remediation automatically to avoid incidents.

Intelligent operational management adds a layer of artificial intelligence to traditional performance monitoring tools, making more accurate diagnoses and timely remediations. It allows you to identify and resolve more issues automatically, reducing the mean time to repair, and paying for itself in reduced downtime and better application performance.

Both these kinds of intelligent infrastructure extend the degree of automation in your business, improve user experience (for both customers and employees) and increase operational efficiency.

Crucially they also free-up your people from mundane routine tasks so they can apply their skills to more interesting and value-adding work.

How to make your infrastructure more intelligent

Ultima can help you design intelligent processes, automate them across your data centres, workplaces and core business operations, and provide the intelligent infrastructure and managed services to operate them.

Among the many solutions we have at our disposal are HPE’s ProLiant servers, which come with AI-powered cloud-based analytics and self-management as standard. It’s worth noting these servers are on special offer at the moment.

The AIOps system behind this equipment, HPE’s InfoSight, can anticipate and resolve 86% of problems automatically and cut the time IT teams spend managing problems by 85%.

Ultima can build intelligent infrastructure and management like this into technology solutions that give you the ability to transform into the intelligent business you want to be. 

Give us a call on 0333 015 8000 or send us a message so we can talk about laying the foundations of intelligent infrastructure for your business. 

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