Today, IT infrastructures in companies are quite complex. Their maintenance is expensive; they are fragmented and not effective enough. One approach to solving these problems is the consolidation of IT resources. In addition to reducing maintenance costs and improving manageability, consolidation has other benefits. However, in some cases, infrastructure-distributed solutions are more correct.
What Are Infrastructure Distributed Systems? Brief Introduction
For modern corporations and large enterprises with a geographically distributed network and a large number of remote branches, maintaining a reliable and high-speed information exchange is a critical factor. At the same time, it is necessary not only to ensure the transfer of heterogeneous information, including database transactions, and voice, and video information but also to manage such a geographically distributed enterprise.
That is why modern IT infrastructures are being created that unite the central office of the enterprise with its structural divisions, ensuring the flow of all the necessary information to the center for efficient and effective management. Features of deploying IT infrastructure in geographically distributed enterprises depend on the scale of their business and the requirements for its efficiency.
One approach to help meet the business challenges is to consolidate IT systems. Experts identify three phases, or three levels, of consolidation. The first is the consolidation of hardware platforms, the second is the consolidation at the software level, and finally, the third level is the application level. All these processes lead to the fact that someday users will not care where certain resources are physically located, and IT departments of companies will not care where their users are physically located.
Infrastructure distributed system is a special case of parallel computing, i.e., simultaneous solution of different parts of one computing task by several processors of one or more computers. Therefore, it is necessary that the task being solved is segmented – divided into subtasks that can be calculated in parallel. However, not every task can be “parallelized” and speed up its solution using distributed computing. The pooling of resources should be carried out in the form of a single, consistent (coherent) system.
Which Are the Main Functions of an Infrastructure Distributed System?
The conventional “number” has replaced huge arrays of card archives, physical databases, repositories of books, and other documentary and reference materials. However, the task of organizing, segmenting, and classifying information remained and in some aspects, became more acute. In the context of solving this problem, the concept of distributed information systems arose within the framework of which a clear structuring of data is provided, taking into account the nuances of the organization of the interface of interaction with them.
Distributed infrastructure aws refers to the fundamental structures of a software system and the discipline of creating such structures and systems. Each structure includes the software elements, the relationships between them, and the properties of both the elements and the relationships. The architecture of a software system is a metaphor, similar to the architecture of a building. It functions as a blueprint for the system and the project under development, outlining the tasks to be completed by the project teams.
Among the main functions of an infrastructure distributed system are the following:
- Automated reception of information from monitoring systems with reference to objects and equipment.
- Maintaining directories of reference data necessary to ensure the monitoring of objects.
- Display on an electronic map information about violations with reference to facilities and equipment.
- Providing summary information to management.