Core infrastructure optimization is to build an efficient, secure, and optimized information technology (IT) infrastructure and services in a logical sequence. An optimized IT infrastructure is built upon IT standards and ensures conformation to those standards. With each level of optimization, the IT infrastructure also brings about significant cost reduction, increased security, and improved availability and manageability.

Identity and Access Management

Designing, implementing and migrating directory services for client authentication and core infrastructure service:

  • Active Directory Domain Service (AD DS)
  • Active Directory Federation Service (AD FS)
  • Dynamic Name System (DNS)
  • Active Directory Certificate Authority (AD CA)

Desktop, Device and Server Management

Designing, implementing and migrating automated, centralized patch management solution and services like

  • Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
  • Windows Deployment Service (WDS)
  • System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
  • Microsoft Intune cloud service

Data Protection and Recovery

  • Implement backup and restore solutions for critical servers
  • Consolidate and migrate file and print servers to simplify backup and restoration
  • Deploy data protection tools for critical servers

Security and Networking

  • Deploy firewall with lock - down configuration (possibly a multi-tier firewall solution)
  • Implement networking services such as DNS server to easily find and access network services, and DHCP server for automatic centralized IP address management Basic Networking Services (DNS, DHCP, WINS)
  • Implement a managed, standardized antivirus solution for desktops.