Data Center Solutions
According to market research company, Data center infrastructure management is expected to grow to 60 percent market penetration by 2014. versus one percent market penetration in 2010. There are several trends driving the adoption of DCIM
- Increased power and heat density
- Data center consolidation
- Virtualization and cloud computing
- Increased reliance on critical IT systems
- Energy efficiency or Green IT initiatives
Data center monitoring systems were initially developed to track equipment availability and to manage alarms. While these systems evolved to provide insight into the performance of equipment by capturing real-time data and organizing it into a proprietary user interface, they have lacked the functionality necessary to effectively monitor and make adjustments to interdependent systems across the physical infrastructure to address changing business and technology needs.
Intelligent capacity planning will enable the aggregation and correlation of real-time data from heterogeneous infrastructures to provide data center managers with a common repository of performance and resource utilization information. It also will enable data center managers to automate the management of IT applications based on server capacity—as well as conditions within a data center's physical infrastructure—optimizing the performance, reliability and efficiency of the entire data center infrastructure
The main purpose of a data center is running the applications that handle the core business and operational data of the organization. Such systems may be proprietary and developed internally by the organization, or bought from enterprise software vendors. Such common applications are ERP and CRM systems.
Server & Storage
Skytech's Provide following types of server solution
- Application server, a server dedicated to running certain software applications
- Catalog server, a central search point for information across a distributed network
- Communications server, carrier-grade computing platform for communications networks
- Database server, provides database services to other computer programs or computers
- Fax server, provides fax services for clients
- File server, provides file services
- Game server, a server that video game clients connect to in order to play online together
- Home server, a server for the home
- Name server or DNS
- Print server, provides printer services
- Proxy server, acts as an intermediary for requests from clients seeking resources from other servers
- Sound server, provides multimedia broadcasting, streaming.
- Standalone server, an emulator for client–server (web-based) programs
- Web server, a server that HTTP clients connect to in order to send commands and receive responses along with data contents
A virtual machine can be more easily controlled and inspected from outside than a physical one, and its configuration is more flexible. This is very useful in kernel development and for teaching operating system courses
A virtual machine can easily be relocated from one physical machine to another as needed. For example, a salesperson going to a customer can copy a virtual machine with the demonstration software to his laptop, without the need to transport the physical computer. Likewise, an error inside a virtual machine does not harm the host system, so there is no risk of breaking down the OS on the laptop
Because of the easy relocation, virtual machines can be used in disaster recovery scenarios.
Why Virtualization ........?
- Virtual machines make software easier to migrate, thus aiding application and system mobility.
- You can treat application suites as appliances by "packaging" and running each in a virtual machine.
- Virtual machines are great tools for research and academic experiments. Since they provide isolation, they are safer to work with. They encapsulate the entire state of a running system: you can save the state, examine it, modify it, reload it, and so on. The state also provides an abstraction of the workload being run.
- Virtualization can enable existing operating systems to run on shared memory multiprocessors.
- Virtual machines can be used to create arbitrary test scenarios, and can lead to some very imaginative, effective quality assurance.
- Virtualization can be used to retrofit new features in existing operating systems without "too much" work.
- Virtualization can make tasks such as system migration, backup, and recovery easier and more manageable.
- Virtualization can be an effective means of providing binary compatibility.
- Virtualization on commodity hardware has been popular in co-located hosting. Many of the above benefits make such hosting secure, cost-effective, and appealing in general.
Data Backup and Retrieve Solution
Backups have two distinct purposes. The primary purpose is to recover data after its loss, be it by data deletion or corruption. Data loss is a very common experience of computer users. A 2008 survey found that 66% of respondents had lost files on their home PC. The secondary purpose of backups is to recover data from an earlier time, according to a user-defineddata retention policy, typically configured within a backup application for how long copies of data are required. Though backups popularly represent a simple form of disaster recovery, and should be part of a disaster recovery plan, by themselves, backups should not alone be considered disaster recovery. Not all backup systems or backup applications are able to reconstitute a computer system, or in turn other complex configurations such as a computer cluster, active directory servers, or a database server, by restoring only data from a backup.
Before data is sent to its storage location, it is selected, extracted, and manipulated. Many different techniques have been developed to optimize the backup procedure. These include optimizations for dealing with open files and live data sources as well as compression, encryption, and de-duplication, among others. Many organizations and individuals try to have confidence that the process is working as expected and work to define measurements and validation techniques. It is also important to recognize the limitations and human factors involved in any backup scheme.
Skytech's Solution :
Storage, the base of a backup system:Any backup strategy starts with a concept of a data repository. The backup data needs to be stored somehow and probably should be organized to a degree. It can be as simple as a sheet of paper with a list of all backup tapes and the dates they were written or a more sophisticated setup with a computerized index, catalog, or relational database.Different repository models have different advantages. This is closely related to choosing a backup rotation scheme.Unstructured, Full only / System imaging, Incremental / Differential, Reverse delta, Continuous data protectionStorage mediaRegardless of the repository model that is used, the data has to be stored on some data storage medium somewhere.Magnetic tape, Hard disk, Optical storage, Floppy disk, Solid state storage, Remote backup serviceRegardless of the data repository model or data storage media used for backups, a balance needs to be struck between accessibility, security and cost. These media management methods are not mutually exclusive and are frequently combined to meet the needs of the situation. Using on-line disks for staging data before it is sent to a near-linetape library is a common example.On-line, Near-line, Off-line, Off-site data protection, Backup site or disaster recovery center (DR center)
Email & Messaging Solutions
Electronic mail , commonly known as email or e-mail, is a method of exchanging digital messages from an author to one or more recipients. Modern email operates across the Internet or other computer networks. A mail server is a computer that serves as an electronic post office for email. Mail exchanged across networks is passed between mail servers that run specially designed software. This software is built around agreed-upon, standardized protocols for handling mail messages and the graphics they might contain.
• In today’s fast connected world email has become the most preferred means of communication .
• 90 % of the communication ( Internal as well as External ) for any business happens via Emails.
• This means that to protect / monitor & storage of emails have become very critical for Organizations who are looking to be compliant to the highest levels.
• We have developed our skill on Lotus Domino Servers and can help you to create your Custom Email server.
• We can even help you to retrieve your email on your mobile in out of office case.
• The Emails would be accessible at anywhere & anyplace for Company’s Users as well as Mangers.
• The Quota of the Users can be set so that the load on the server won’t affect to the other users & Server’s Perfomance.
• The Emails Scanner will also be implement for the best filtering from Virus & Spyware.
Monitoring & Reports of the Organizations.
The term network monitoring describes the use of a system that constantly monitors a computer network for slow or failing components and that notifies the network administrator (via email, pager or other alarms) in case of outages. It is a subset of the functions involved in network management.
There are two main methods by which application performance is assessed for production applications. The first is measuring the resources used by the application. The second is measuring the response time of applications from the perspective of the end user.
- End-user experience monitoring
- Application runtime architecture discovery and modeling
- User-defined transaction profiling (Also called Business Transaction Management)
- Application component deep-dive monitoring
- Application data analytics
- Monitoring on the employees activities is being recommended by their Higher Authorities.
- We can provide you the logs & activities done by employee during their working hours.
- We can even help you to visualize a live screen through which you can monitor his activities.
- A log for Antivirus & Backup will be emailed to you at every day.
A good practice is to collect the raw data from the other tool sets that will allow you to answer a wide variety of performance questions as they arise. Most products will summarize or roll-up the detail data for reporting and archiving purposes and may fall short in answering long term trending questions. It is also beneficial to find a product that has an open data mining interface within the context of their own tool set. This will give others the flexibility to create their own reports and become somewhat of a “self-feeder” when it comes to answering questions on performance.
It is important to come to a common set of metrics that you will collect and report on for each application. Then standardize on a common view on how you will present the real-time performance data as well as the monthly SLA reports despite the diverse technologies and different platforms each application may be running on.
- A detailed monthly report would be send to the Directors for the work which is being done at your site.
- Every changes in the Infrastructure would be documented and reported at the month’s end to the Concerned Department.
- A review would be taken from the Directors for the performance of the engineers (If placed) and the work done to his satisfaction.
Network Consulting & Infrastructure Services.
Network Management consulting refers to the practice of helping organisations to improve their performance, primarily through the analysis of existing organisational problems and development of plans for improvement.Consultants have specialized on tasks that would involve high internal coordination costs for clients, such as organisation-wide changes or the implementation of information technology. In addition, because of economies of scale, their focus and experience in gathering information worldwide and across industries renders their information search less costly than for clients.
Currently, there are three main types of consulting firms. Large, diversified organizations, Medium-sized management consultancies and Boutique firms which have focused areas of consulting expertise in specific industries, functional areas, technologies, or regions of the world.
Network managers perform many tasks; these include performance measurement, forensic analysis, capacity planning, and load-testing or load generation. They also work closely with application developers and IT departments who rely on them to deliver underlying network services
Network performance management consists of measuring, modeling, planning, and optimizing networks to ensure that they carry traffic with the speed, reliability, and capacity that is appropriate for the nature of the application and the cost constraints of the organization. Different applications warrant different blends of capacity, latency, and reliability
In the field of networking, the area of network security consists of the provisions and policies adopted by the network administrator to prevent and monitor unauthorized access, misuse, modification, or denial of the computer network and network-accessible resources. Network security is the authorization of access to data in a network, which is controlled by the network administrator. Users are assigned an ID and password that allows them access to information and programs within their authority. Network Security covers a variety of computer networks, both public and private that are used in everyday jobs conducting transactions and communications among businesses, government agencies and individuals.