IronTarget Reference Architecture
Automate Your Infrastructure. Enable Multi-Cloud.
Cloud technology plays an integral role in the future of Federal IT. To realize this future, agencies are trying to find the best methods to pull their legacy technology into the cloud. This requires a multi-cloud approach, using the efficiency of public clouds while maintaining the security and control of on-premise private clouds.
IronTarget™ powers this hybrid approach offering a quick route to cloud infrastructures, while also providing a single point of management for the various platforms.
Meet cloud mandates by easing into public cloud use. IronTarget is the on-prem cloud that bridges to public clouds, allowing workloads to be simply moved back and forth as needed.
Virtualize legacy apps to work in cloud environments. Don’t be forced to retire, rewrite or refactor legacy applications prior to moving them, IronTarget enables the migration of legacy workloads to more efficient platforms meeting today’s users’ needs.
Improve availability with options for COOP and Disaster Recovery via the cloud or site-to-site replication. Our solution is based on the tried and true hardware technology of a hyper-converged platform, allowing for extreme scalability and growth, while maintaining the highest level of performance.
Achieve cost/performance optimization. Implemented in a multi-cloud model, applications can be migrated to the most cost efficient platform, moved to where application performance is optimized, or moved to the edge when end user experience is critical.
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Managing Multiple Point Solutions
IT groups are stretched thin managing siloed cloud solutions. Workloads running have very different hardware demands including GPU and FPGA. Some apps are I/O intensive, others are storage hogs. Additionally there are both static and elastic workload needs in the stack. IronTarget helps manage the complexity by providing a single point of management for all siloed technology. This single pane view allows for better management of divergent needs, moving applications to the infrastructure where they will perform best.
Meeting Users on the Edge
Users are geographically dispersed but need guaranteed levels of performance no matter where they are accessing applications and systems. IronTarget provides the platform for implementing organization-wide VDI to provide this consistent experience across a dispersed workforce to access and analyze the data they need to do their jobs when and where they need it.
As agencies are mandated to plan “cloud-smart,” a public cloud will likely not be the best option. Similarly, building a
proprietary private cloud is not the most cost effective, long-term solution. A Department of Defense client needed to
greatly reduce storage maintenance fees but was not ready to move all storage to the public cloud. IronTarget enabled them
to easily modernize their storage architecture while future-proofing their investment for future public cloud migrations.
Meeting Modernization Goals
Many government systems and applications live on legacy hardware solutions and quite simply cannot be moved to the
cloud. IronTarget allows agencies to virtualize these legacy applications so they can be used and hosted in cloud systems.
Rather than modifying the application to work in the cloud, we make the cloud work for the application.
Realizing High Availability
The hyper-converged nature of IronTarget allows for new disaster recovery and COOP options. The ability to burst out
to public clouds and/or store data in multiple private clouds ensures data is always safe and available. Additionally, the
flexibility of the hybrid approach means workloads can move to a platform that meets usage needs in real time and can
be managed through a single pane of glass.
Optimizing for Mission Need
The multi-cloud flexibility and metrics that IronTarget provides enables clients to make quick decisions about what is important for their mission – lowest cost, highest application performance, best end user experience or a combination of these factors. By integrating public cloud resources into the IronTarget, clients are able to analyze data to understand what best fits their needs, and quickly act on it.
Built with industry leading technology, IronTarget is designed to take advantage of the right technology to cloud-enable any organization.
IronTarget can be customized to integrate existing technology investments as well as meet specific performance goals.
We work with our clients to understand their existing infrastructure and business goals to implement IronTarget in a way that works for them and their users.