Master the art of
IT Infrastructure Management
author, Dhananjay Naldurgkar
A complete & compact Infrastructure management guide designed for everyone interested in learning IT Infrastructure management. Your one stop shop for all your queries pertaining to IMS, it provides an introduction to a structure of best practices for Infrastructure Management environment. The ultimate purpose of this book is to share the key principles of IMS and offer extensive and in-depth overview of the Infrastructure components & Management Process. Dhananjay Naldurgkar| IT Infrastructure Consultant
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How this book is helpful?
- A guideline for IT professionals
- IT Infra building blocks
- Traditional & modern technology
- Cloud & traditional IT infra
- Cloud service models
- All about datacenter management
- Server, Network and Storage
- Virtualization Technology
- Backup, BCP & DR
The management of an IT infrastructure is a strenuous job, professionals who work in IT are not completely aware of the existence of an infrastructure until there is a problem.
This book is designed to guide you through the management of IT infrastructure to help you get by with little or no training.
With the help of the teachings this book has to offer you, you will seamlessly handle any situation thrown at you and efficiently manage the IT infrastructure like an expert.
For the faultless working of an IT infrastructure, both the functional and non-functional attributes have to work together efficiently. Through this book you will better understand in detail both the functional and non-functional features of IT infrastructure and their collaboration.
The functional attributes consist of: End User Devices, Operating Systems, Virtualisation, Storage, Networking, Servers, Converged Infrastructure, Datacenters.
The non-functional attributes consist of: Availability, Security, Performance, Scalability, Reliability, Stability, Testability, Recoverability
To gain a detailed understanding about updated IT infrastructure models you will have to get familiar with traditional technology.
This book offers you the required knowledge on both the traditional technologies and the modern technologies,Regardless of your chosen field of expertise in the IT world.
This book will prove beneficial to prepare you to deal with future technologies and up skill yourself to deal with the latest trends and updates.
Cloud computing is the present day advancement in business and software. We all know cloud to be rapidly overtaking the traditional systems because of its reliability, scalability and cost effectiveness.
Through this book you will be made aware of different aspects in cloud computing from Resilience, elasticity, flexibility and scalability to automation, running costs and security. Choosing an IT model for your business will be easier with the help of specific details on cloud computing from this book.
You will be made aware of how business that have built their own traditional infrastructure for security and managerial reasons still depend on cloud computing as a virtual hosting solution.
With cloud computing being the current technology wonder to support computer users, this book will talk about the three main areas of operation in cloud computing SaaS (software-as-a-service), PaaS (platform-as-a-service), IaaS (infrastructure as a service).
The detailed understanding of the three service models of cloud computing will enable you to understand the cloud service portfolio and make strategic business decisions by utilizing the in depth knowledge of cloud computing architecture.
The datacenter stores and manages large amounts of data such as servers, storage systems, network devices, cooling and power backups.
With emphasis being given to the core elements of a datacenter in this book like application, database management systems, host or compute, network and storage, there is nothing you will miss out on the subject of datacenter management within this book.
This book will cover all the data centre building blocks.
Businesses need to process, store and access huge amount of data. This data is accessed and stored with different servers, applications and databases which are integrated with each other to satisfy the business requirement.
This book will cover all the characteristics and workings of both traditional and modern hardware in regards to servers, networks and storage.
You will even learn about recent trends like hyper converged infrastructure to keep you entirely updated on IT infrastructure technology.
Virtualisation helps make optimal utilisation of resources by equally distributing the load and minimising the resource requirement, hence overcoming the hurdle of under-utilised hardware.
Through this book build your understanding about all the segments of IT that have been virtualised and various technologies like desktop virtualisation, server virtualisation, storage virtualisation, network virtualisation, application virtualisation.
With the knowledge you gain about these technologies you can then adapt them as per the requirement of the business model.
Business Continuity Planning is the preparing of future incidents that could threaten the organisation like building fires, regional incidents like earthquakes, or national incidents like pandemic illnesses. bCP is a part of the learning effort of an organisation to help reduce operational risks associated & integrate this process with improving security and corporate reputation risk management practices. DR is the process of restoring operations critical to the redemption of a business after a natural or human disaster. With the help of this book you will see how a well-established and thoroughly tested disaster recovery plan must be developed to increase the opportunity for a successful recovery & DR strategy.
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Introduction to IT Infrastructure
Introduction to IT Infrastructure
Evolution of IT Infrastructure, Definitions and concepts, Functional & Nonfunctional attributes, Infrastructure components & Building Blocks.
Hardware Evolution, Generations, Server hardware & Architecture Concepts, RAID, Form Factors, Models & Generations, Manufacturers, their Make & Model, Troubleshooting & Lifecycle.
Storage Architecture, Evolution, DAS, NAS, and SAN, Disk Assembly, RAID, File System, OS Environments, Host-Storage Connectivity & protocols, Capacity & Performance Factors
Physical & Logical Network Connectivity, Routing & Switching, IP Networks & Addressing, VLAN, VPN, Firewall, Data Center Networks, LAN & WAN, MPLS, Leased Lines
Concept- Hardware abstraction, Server Virtualization, Network Virtualization, Storage Virtualization, Application Virtualization, Desktop Virtualization
Cloud Concepts, Connectivity, Cloud Deployment Models - Public Cloud, Private Cloud and Hybrid Cloud, Cloud Service Models - SAAS, PAAS, IAAS, BAAS, DRAAS, Cloud Service Providers.
End User Devices/Hardware - Desktops, Laptops, Tablets and Mobiles. Client Operating System, Client Applications, Comparison of Client Applications on Windows & Open Source Platform.
Maintenance & Best
Maintenance & Best Practices
Implementation & Connectivity, Maintenance Schedules (Daily, Monthly & Weekly), Hardening OS Environments & Firmware Upgrades, Hardware Augmentations & Other Upgrade
Data Center Management
Data Center Management
DC Environment, Environmental Factors, DC Location & Design, Rack Mounting Servers, Cabinet & Rack Features, Rack Units, Cabinet Doors & Panels. Power & Cooling
Information Availability Concepts, Business Continuity Planning, Business Impact & Risk Analysis, Backup Concepts, Granularity, & Types, Sources of system failure & its prevention, DR procedures
Importance & Evolution of Monitoring Technologies, Importance of system & Application alerts, Manual/Automated Monitoring, Proactive & Predictive Monitoring, Tools & Techniques.
Risk Analysis & Management, Ethical Hacking & Attacks, Hardening, patching, upgrades, Antivirus, Firewalls, VAPT, Config. Review, Security Audits
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“Being an avid reader I have huge collection of books specially books pertaining to technology. So when I came across this book by Dhananjay, I realised how important this book is to anyone pursuing a career in IT Infrastructure Management. Each and every part of the book is relevant and gives you the introduction to the world of IT Infrastructure Management environment. But the most amazing part of the book is how well it is structured; it flows in a pattern and unfolds step by step without too much complexity. I am really glad and proud to be owner of one the first copies and strongly recommend this to each one of you.”
“Excellent Presentation, detailed research and captivating real life experiences by the author Dhananjay makes this a one must read for everyone out there looking to learn more about IT Infrastructure Management”
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“As a IT student I always thought my academic knowledge was incomplete until I found this book from Dhananjay Sir, even though my first language is not English still it not at all difficult to understand the book. This is book has helped me and it will definitely students like me for sure ”
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Frequently asked questions
Who is the target audience for this book?
This book is aimed to spread intricate knowledge about IT infrastructure to every single IT enthusiast. From students to senior IT managers this book is a reference and study guide to all. The content in this book is written solely from experience and the details in the book range from basic academic knowledge to advanced tips to help you solve any issues you may be having in the field of IT Infrastructure Management.
How will this book benefit me differently than other IT infrastructure management guides and textbooks?
You will be learning primarily out of my experience in the field of IT which has taken me 12 years to acquire. This firsthand experience has given me enough knowledge to help you build a foundation to achieve your goals. Having years of experience from MNC’s and enterprise environment through this book I will provide live examples which will help you plan implementations with do’s and don’ts. Through this book I will be guiding you through my experiences to avoid mistakes you could have made.
What are the primary advantages from this book for a business?
This book will help you Reduce duplication of efforts, Ensure adherence to standards, Enhance the flow of information throughout an information system, Promote adaptability necessary for a changeable environment, Ensure inter-operability among organizational and external entities, Maintain effective, Change Management policies and practices
Will I as a completely lay person who is interested in technology but haven't been educated in it understand the text of this book?
Computers are the most complex machines to understand. So I have tried my level best to keep it simple & easy to understand in terms of language and technical terms. In addition to this I have covered almost all the possible scenarios to make you well acquainted with different IT implementations and the processes involved in managing them, which will make your basic fundamentals strong to handle the advanced techniques.
Does this book cover detailed steps to manage infrastructure components?
This book does not provide details needed by technicians, but describes the main architectural building blocks and concepts. It also does not cover the processes needed to create or implement an architecture in projects
Does this book cover old technologies? Is it suitable for experts?
This book gives brief information about the old technologies and the history of development as understanding older technologies makes it easier to understand modern technology. This book is extremely useful for beginners, since almost every term is explained in detail, while for experts & professionals this book is more of a review.