Why being Evergreen is essential to any long-term IT Strategy
When Microsoft released Windows 10, there was a lot of anxiety about the frequency of expected updates and uncertainty about the control mechanisms in place to protect enterprise deployments from unwanted change. However, there was an equally growing excitement about the promise of Evergreen IT.
Your probably wondering what Evergreen IT is. Evergreen IT refers to running services comprised of components that are always up to date. Evergreen IT encompasses not only the service at the user level but all the underlying infrastructures.
Being evergreen ready is about Effectively managing the ongoing process of evergreen it is a major work stream for organisation with large numbers of applications that have interactions with the operated system and MS office products. Virtech's Evergreen IT offerings specifically address the ongoing issues that the continual upgrade cycle effect. Evergreen IT is the migration of end-user software, hardware and associated services and the infrastructure supporting the technology. The goal of Evergreen IT is to transition manual IT operations to automated processes driven by intelligent software. To make this possible, two technological advances are necessary: the use of virtualisation and the formalisation and modelling of data centre operations to facilitate automation.
Many organisations believe that Evergreen IT holds promise for reducing the resources and energy they need to expend on providing the up-to-date and flexible services that their users are demanding. With regards to technology, this means that the information required to trigger an evergreen event such as a hardware replacement or software upgrade is continually available and updated. The goal of Evergreen IT is that a real-time understanding of the IT environment and its currency is always available, and that for all hardware or software that is outside of the defined evergreen thresholds, a project is running to perform the upgrade.
Reaching Evergreen IT is by no means easy. But that’s where we come in to help. Virtech guides organisations through this transition to make organisations Evergreen Ready. Using our unique five step process, we evaluate your IT environment, we then consult with you directly to assess the business needs of your organisation, we assess your build and provide you with a report reviewing the IT environment to assess the necessary changes and finally, we provide direct vendor management. So, if you would like to arrange a no obligation overview of the evergreen it contact us.