Mainly an audit is a snapshot of the current capabilities of a specific IT Infrastructure at a single point in time that may be affecting the availability and performance the entreprise business and this infrastructure as a whole.
Patriot IT Infrastructure Audit cover the following:
- Asset listing of used hardware to support planning, budgeting and management;
- A list of software on on each machine installed;
- Management and technical organization
- Help in catching errors in the project architecture as soon as they appear, and thereby reduce the risk and cost of changes required later in the project lifecycle.
- Ensure the use of best practices to architecture work.
- Provide an overview of the compliance to standards for the IT architecture
- Identify where the standards may require specific modification.
- Separate services that are currently application-specific, but might can be a part of the enterprise infrastructure.
- Document every strategie for resource sharing, collaboration and other synergies across architecture teams.
- Take advantage of advances in new technology.
- Appropriateness of hardware in every single machine and study its impacts upon performance;
- The version of operating system, patching and security done;
- Analysis of the whole network design;
- Server hardware: performance, appropriateness, and levels of redundancy;
- Analysis of the integral security environment (software, procedures and policies);
- Back-up systems: software, hardware, disaster recovery planning and data management.
- Compliance with the most vendor best practices and architecture references (EMC Continuous Operations reference, Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture, TOGAF Architecture,IBM Cloud Computing Reference Compliance...)
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