Organisations large and small all require a robust platform that delivers consistent performance for information consumers. Of course, when creating or extending the hardware to underpin BI and IM processing capabilities, choices abound ... along with the inevitable constraints.
The leading platforms, including IBMs platform, have the flexibility to work well in the most demanding environments, but architecture and configuration of the deployment can benefit significantly from an experienced hand.
As well as your local architecture standards factors like multi-timezones, batch processing windows, O/S platform preferences, data centre geography, latency, high-availability SLAs, training environments, maintenance team structure, firewall negotiation, security and encryption, integration version chasing, in-house skill bases can all make a difference. Indeed, even some subtle aspects of business requirements can impact in unexpected ways.
Focus expertise has planned infrastructure for some of the most demanding environments and including sites which have been scaled for thousands of concurrent users. So, if you know your site doesn’t have the luxury of starting simple, but needs to emerge within a hardened operational environment, tested and ready for use, Focus is uniquely qualified to assist.