This is a guest post by John Hodges, Vice President of Global Account Product Management, AvePoint (Note: This is part of our series “Collaborate with Confidence”. Previous post: Ensuring Compliance as Part of an Infrastructure Optimization Initiative ) A recent...
We will focus on four core pillars: Infrastructure Management, Governance, Compliance, and Productivity. Infrastructure Management Platform reliability and availability are vital in order to satisfy stringent business requirements for constant collaboration and communication, as well as instill confidence in end-users. Subsequently, a robust infrastructure management strategy to support both cloud and on-premises environments – with comprehensive data protection; storage and growth management; and streamlined administration – is key. In this portion of the series, we’ll discuss the challenges of SharePoint infrastructure management, including minimizing the total cost of ownership, optimizing service level agreements (SLAs), and ensuring compliance, and tell you how you can face them head on with success
Successful infrastructure management creates increasing compliance pressures for enterprise organizations
This is especially important in the world of the cloud, where the underlying business model is quite different and can be very attractive to organizations seeking to simplify their infrastructure management and/or minimize their capital investments
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Regardless of your intent, the key is to understand the services you plan to consumer and their limitations, build a platform that meets your business requirements, and optimize that platform for your performance needs: Define the service applications to be deployed Understand their governance and management capabilities, map them against your governance and management requirements Fill in any gaps through 3rd party tool ecosystem, or building to suit Model your environment for scalability Define and communicate roles, permissions, and security boundaries Understand growth needs for your content, structure appropriately If preparing for a migration from an older version of SharePoint, take the time to clean up your information architecture prior to your move, and understand how you will enforce/manage once inside your new deployment While moving to the cloud may provide many plug-and-play solutions, allowing your organization to get out of the business of infrastructure management, the reality is that there may be a long (or even permanent) hybrid transition as your requirements evolve to fit the cloud paradigm, and as many cloud platforms mature
Previous posts: SharePoint Infrastructure Management: The Cost of Doing Business So you’ve got your infrastructure up and running, and your SharePoint deployment is complete
Microsoft has taken over the management of their own infrastructure and there is less training required, especially in administrative and infrastructure management functions
Kundra saw the potential in leveraging cloud services as an alternative to physical hardware in an effort to reduce costs and the overall federal government’s infrastructure management