What Does Agile Infrastructure Mean? Why Agile IT Infrastructure Benefits Organizations

November 29, 2021
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What Does Agile Infrastructure Mean? Why Agile IT Infrastructure Benefits Organizations

Agile infrastructure is a much-discussed yet little-understood technological solution. While many business managers and team members might not fully appreciate the importance of agile IT infrastructure, it is nonetheless critically important for efficient operations in the modern business environment. GCSIT specializes in systems integration, helping small and mid-sized organizations implement faster, more secure, more flexible communications solutions.

In the world of software development, the term "agile" is widely used. Organizations have been able to increase their revenue due to faster development, maximize accuracy and decrease their time to market using this technology. The question, however, is whether it might apply to the world of IT infrastructure as well, which is a topic of ongoing debate among the industry's stakeholders.

Some experts have commented that agile infrastructure cannot possibly exist, considering the disadvantages that it brings with it during the implementation phase. They also voice concerns about its failure in conservative domains like military and medical. Nevertheless, many believe that agility can fill gaps in the system of IT infrastructure, providing greater flexibility and better performance for organizations in a multitude of industries.

Adaptability, continuous delivery, continuous improvement, early failure, incremental development, learning through failures, and believing that small values make a significant difference to the overall project are all characteristics that inform the Agile mindset. Agile IT infrastructures that integrate cloud computing and the latest models can boost productivity, reduce costs and enable enterprises to take advantage of sustainable growth opportunities in the future.

Agile Infrastructure: Why It's Necessary

  • Quick deployment: The end-product is rolled out to the users incrementally when the various stages are complete, providing easier and faster implementation, unlike traditional project management, where a sign-off is only issued when the project is nearly completed. In this way, continuous delivery is achieved along with feedback and continuous improvement.
  • Adaptable IT infrastructure: IT infrastructure has a reputation for reluctance to change. During or after a project span, enterprises have the flexibility to make changes or amendments as needed.
  • Continual Feedback: Traditionally, feedback is only delivered after a project is launched, which takes months and years to get it just right. This delay made the feedback process extremely rigid and time-consuming as it came so late that the system had no room to improve. A very valuable feature of Agile Infrastructure is the input and feedback provided by the end-user at every stage of the project to the implementation team.
  • Continual Improvement: It is possible for the implementation team to improve on the product by using continuous feedback by deploying the application faster in agile infrastructure so that end users can use and review the product in phases, thus providing continuous feedback to the team that allows it to better meet the end users' needs.

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