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How Businesses Can Approach Modern IT Infrastructure Strategies Part 1 & 2

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It can be difficult to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of modern infrastructure and technology systems. In this article, we’ll explore different types of modern infrastructure such as hyperconverged systems, cloud systems, and hybrid systems. 

What is Modern Infrastructure? 

Traditionally, businesses relied on internal IT hardware and systems, involving servers, storage, and network components. However, new approaches like hyperconverged systems, cloud solutions, and hybrid environments that integrate on-prem and cloud setups are more prevalent than ever with the evolution of modern systems.  

 Components of Modern Infrastructure 

Traditional infrastructure is generally what we’ve been familiar with in previous years. Physical servers, storage, and network components that need constant management and require lots of updates, patching, and attention from IT professionals. It’s a manual process, but just because it’s traditional doesn’t mean it’s not still being utilized. In fact, it’s making a resurgence in certain contexts. 

Components of Cloud Infrastructure 

Cloud infrastructure involves utilizing hyperscalers like Microsoft Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud. In other words, it’s like renting someone else’s gear in data centers. The hyperscalers manage the hardware, patching, and resiliency, while you run your systems on their infrastructure.  

Cloud systems offer a different approach to traditional systems; instead of physically configuring servers, you have the resources to create virtual machines, networks, and storage. You’re building environments out of resources provided to you. 

Components of Hyperconverged Infrastructure 

Hyper-converged technology compresses your data center by integrating networking, compute, and storage in one rack. It acts as a mini cloud inside your data center. It’s easier to manage and scale compared to traditional setups because everything is tightly integrated. 

Pros and Cons of a Cloud and Hybrid Environment and Traditional Infrastructure 


Traditional Infrastructure  


  • Greater flexibility with what you can do with your environment. 
  • Can be less expensive. 
  • Easy to grow and scale. 


  • You are responsible for the custom environment you build. You have to maintain it. 

Cloud Environment 


  • It’s easy to get data into a cloud environment. 


  • It can be difficult and expensive to get data out of a cloud environment. 
  • You can get what is called “server sprawl” or “application sprawl”, where cloud resources get added without the oversight of IT (because it’s so easy), causing things to get out of hand if no one is tracking the total inventory and/or cost. 

Hybrid Environment 


  • If you have used and are familiar with either traditional or cloud infrastructure, then it will be easier to create and manage a hybrid environment than to switch everything over to an unfamiliar platform.
  • Easier to replicate applications. 


  • You’re now dealing with two very distinct, very different environments.

InfoSystems Can Help You Navigate Unfamiliar Terrain When It Comes to Modern Infrastructure

Knowing how to navigate different technology systems and which ones are right for your business is crucial. At InfoSystems, we can help you choose technology that will help your business perform better and grow faster. To learn more about these different systems, listen to our latest podcast episodes about how to approach modern IT infrastructure strategies. 

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