- Disk arrays
- Tape libraries
- Operating systems and databases
- Designing and developing dedicated IT systems
- IT infrastructure management systems
- Backup systems
Matic SA guarantees proper selection of a server or group of servers for specific needs, basing its knowledge on many years of work with products of leading server solutions manufacturers: IBM, LENOVO, DELL-EMC, HPE and CISCO.
Depending on the purpose and requirements, we are able to adapt and implement the appropriate hardware platform – INTEL x86, IBM POWER and even mainframe servers (IBM IFL).
It is a common practice for modern enterprises to store their data on disk arrays, as that type of storage solution ensures high reliability and offers a lot of flexibility in storage resource management, while at the same time it is known for improved protection against hardware failures.
The design of disk arrays, which leverage multiple physical disk drives at ones, enables exceeding the limits of capacity of a single such device. Virtualisation of array storage resources enhances their usefulness even further, as it allows allocating dedicated disk space of specific parameters to multiple servers at once. The physical redundancy of disk arrays protects it against hardware failures. Sophisticated logic implemented in such devices can back up data internally or remotely, to arrays located hundreds of kilometres away, without consuming any server resources.
Matic SA offers disk arrays, among others, such manufacturers as: DELL-EMC, IBM, DELL, CISCO.
The amount of data stored in electronic form is growing at an unprecedented rate. More and more companies and organizations are starting to use the flow of documents and business processes in electronic form.
In a situation where the specificity of business requires sporadic access to a large amount of data recorded over a long period of time or when legal regulations require that the recorded data remain unchanged for many years, it is appropriate to use dedicated archiving devices. These devices are based on optical media, magnetic tapes and specialized disk arrays and, depending on the technology used, differ in their application parameters.
The tape libraries in our offer meet the highest requirements of reliability and quality – ensuring the security of stored data. We offer equipment of the highest class producers, including IBM.
The dynamics of changes various lines of business are known for, as well as the growing scale of operations involving the use of computer systems confronts IT departments with strict requirements concerning efficient utilisation of the existing resources of IT infrastructure, the ability to quickly adapt them to the emerging business needs, availability of systems and high level of security of data storage and access. It is particularly difficult to meet all those requirements at once while keeping the total cost of ownership low and the return on IT investments high at the same time.
The virtualisation technologies that enable meeting all those objectives find applications in various layers of IT infrastructure: LANs, SANs, storage devices and servers.
Virtualisation has particularly become a standard in storage. At its basic level, it makes it possible for multiple systems to share the resources of a single physical disk array simultaneously. In case of a physical storage device, virtual structures are defined and are selectively allocated to specific systems. Virtualisation of storage area networks, or SANs, is based on its physical switches’ capability to define and identify multiple independent virtual SAN structures. Virtualisation of processing platforms was first implemented in mainframe machines. At present, virtualisation is also supported by other processor ranges: RISC, EPIC and x86.
In simple terms, virtualisation at the level of servers boils down to ability to run many different operating systems on a single physical server. However, it is the advanced additional features that bring new quality to data centres.
At Matic SA, we design and implement solutions based on technologies of the following vendors:
- IBM – PowerVM, LPAR, DLPAR, WPAR technologies;
- VMware – vSphere technologies, Operations Management, vSAN, NSX Data Center, Site Recovery Manager and vRealize.
Virtualisation allows preserving business continuity, defined as capability to ensure uninterrupted access to systems, data and services, by minimising system downtimes and mitigating the risk of data loss. The benefits of the available advanced virtualisation technologies include the ability to migrate virtual systems between physical servers without shutting them down, support for server failovers, virtual system snapshots, backup process enhancements and remote replication. While keeping costs low and the solution simple, virtualisation helps to achieve the level of high availability that would otherwise be difficult to reach using the traditional high availability clusters. In addition, virtualisation allows ensuring high availability of the systems and applications not designed for use with HA clusters.
Operating systems and databases
Smooth operation of IT solutions is not just a matter of the right hardware. It is also impacted by the choice of operating systems and databases, which need to be selected smartly to ensure the desired performance and reliability.
We provide full implementation and support of the following operating systems:
- IBM – AIX – a Unix-class operating system installed on IBM servers that guarantees high performance, security, reliability and stability;
- Linux – commercial versions such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and free Fedora, Ubuntu and Debian types;
- Operating systems from the Microsoft Windows Server group selected to the system specificity and organization size;
- Virtualization of Linux systems on IBM Power Systems servers.
We implement database environments based on Oracle, IBM and Microsoft technologies.
Matic SA delivers an end-to-end implementation service, from discussing system requirements with the customer, to selecting the optimal solution, to its complete deployment and support.
Designing and developing dedicated IT systems
Our company specializes in the production and implementations of dedicated systems, which are tailored to the customer’s needs. We handle projects end-to-end, starting with a preliminary analysis of the existing problem and formulating the detailed business requirements, through the software development process and its in-depth testing, to the final production launch of the system. After project completion we remain at your service and are ready to assist your system’s users with technical support and advice.
Our team includes excellent business analysts and system architects, as well as experienced developers proficient in a range of diverse technologies. The systems we recommend rely on the industry’s best IT practices, which gives us the certainty that the software we have created will be up to your expectations and will be appreciated for its stable high performance and optimised hardware. In order to ensure that you benefit from the latest trends in information technology, we focus on the mobility of our applications, which gives their users the ability to use the desired applications and resources at their convenience, anywhere and anytime. The software we develop for you can be implemented together with the necessary ICT infrastructure as part of a turnkey project.
We are proud to say that our solutions have won the trust of numerous businesses, including international corporations. If you can see an area of your business processes which you believe could be improved, or if you are looking for an IT solution that matches the nature if your operations, we will be delighted to be able to discuss it with you. Please contact us!
IT infrastructure management systems
Each year all sectors of economy are becoming more and more dependent on all sorts of information technology systems. The systems, in turn, are getting increasingly complex and ensuring the continuity of their operation is more and more often critical to business performance. Consequently, running an error-free and efficient IT infrastructure management system has become invaluable to every administrator.
A complete network infrastructure management system should comprise the following five components (a model dubbed FCAPS, for short):
- fault management,
- configuration management,
- accountability management,
- performance management,
- security management.
Another problem, which is no less important, are IT infrastructure management systems. They are made of specialised tools and modules dedicated for use with specific infrastructure components, which enables managing state-of-the-art IT environments regardless of their size or level of complexity. The use of modules which feature event correlation logic allows presenting the condition of the entire environment, even an extremely complicated one, on the administrator’s panel.
The most frequently implemented tasks of managing the IT environment are management of workstations – inventory, software distribution and remote control and monitoring of critical elements:
- Disk arrays,
- Operating applications
- Security management – access monitoring
- Automation and monitoring of back-up and archiving processes
- SLA monitoring
- Centralised IT Help Desk management
Long years of experience of Matic’s SA experts in applying proven technologies of companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Cisco enables us to provide our customers with an ability to easily monitor and automate all parts of their environments.
Today information is one of the most valuable assets of each enterprise. That is why it is so important to choose the right backup system and the right partner to implement it, as it is those two choices that the security of your data — and, consequently, the security of your entire business — depends on.
Matic SA offers leading vendors’ solutions for quick and secure centralised data storage and archiving, which can be adapted to the existing business requirements and the infrastructure in place. We offer end-to-end data security software from IBM (Spectrum Protect), EMC (NetWorker), Symantec (Veritas NetBackup, Backup Exec) and Veeam.