Tuesday, 29 November 2011

IT Infrastructure Design Components 2012

This post is an attempt to list some of the common or not so common components which might be used to make up an IT Infrastructure Design or used in an existing IT Infrastructure. The intention is to list most of the component categories that make up an IT Infrastructure, and provide a few alternative providers/products in each category. It would be an impossible task to make the list all inclusive, and I apologize in advance for any omissions, mistakes in categorization, or missing categories. Getting close to 2012 hence the inclusion of 2012 in the title. I will update as I come across new things or remember others. Cheers!

Components Categories:

Application Acceleration: Citrix NetScaler / Juniper
Application Compatibility/Modelling: App-DNA
Application Virtualisation: Appsense / Citrix XenApp / Microsoft App-V / VMware ThinApp
Auditing / Asset Management Software: Centennial / Novell ZENworks / Snow Software
Backup Software: Altaro (Hyper-V) / AppAssure / BackupAssist / Bacula / CA ARCserve Backup / Commvault / EMC Avamar / Legato NetWorker (now EMC NetWorker) / PHD Virtual / QuorumSoft / Symantec Backup Exec / Symantec NetBackup / Veeam Backup
Business Productivity: Alfresco / GoldMine CRM / Microsoft Exchange Server / Microsoft SharePoint Server / Microsoft Dynamics CRM / Novell Groupwise
Cloud Data Protection: CA ARCserver D2D On Demand / DataFort
Cloud Management (Private Cloud): Abiquo / DynamicOps / Embotics V-Commander
Cloud Platform: Microsoft Windows Azure
Cloud Services - DaaS (Desktop as a Service): Cloudserve / Desktone / DinCloud / TuCloud
Cloud Services - Mail: Cloudserve / Hostmail / Messagestream
Cloud Services – Productivity: Cloudserve / Google Apps / Microsoft Office 365
Cloud Services - Providers: Databarracks
Cloud Services – Security: Microsoft Windows Intune / McAfee / Trend Micro
Cloud Storage: EVault (Seagate)
Compliance: Tripwire
Content Security: Watchguard XCS / Websense Triton
Cryptographic Key Security: AEP Networks
Data Management Technology: Double-Take Move
Data Protection: McAfee
Data Security: Websense
Database Security: McAfee
Database Server: Memcached / Microsoft / MongoDB / Oracle / Oracle MySQL
Database Tools: Redgate
Deduplication (Software): DuplicateFileDetective
Desktop Operating System: Apple OS / Linux (Many flavours) / Microsoft Windows
Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity: Double-Take RecoverNow / VirtualSharp / VMware vSphere Site Recovery Manager / Zerto
Disk Based Backup Solution: CA ARCserve D2D / EMC Avamar / EMC Data Domain / Exagrid / Falconstor FDS / HP StoreOnce / Idealstor / Quantum
DNS Server: PowerDNS / Linux (many flavours) / Microsoft Windows Server / Unbound
Edge Gateway: Checkpoint / F5
Email Archiving: GFI / Mimecast / Symantec Enterprise Vault
Email Continuity: Mimecast
Email Management: GFI / Mimecast
Email Security: Bloxx / Clearswift / Kaspersky / McAfee / Mimecast / Sonicwall / Symantec MessageLabs / Websense
Email Server: Courier Mail Server / Exim Internet Mailer / Microsoft Exchange / Novell Groupwise
Endpoint Protection: ESET NOD32 / GFI / Kaspersky / McAfee / Symantec Endpoint Protection / Trend Micro
Endpoint Security: Checkpoint / McAfee / Lumension
Exchange Email Recovery from Offline EDB: Kernel for Exchange / Kroll Ontrack / Lucid8
Firewall: Checkpoint / Cisco / Juniper / Netgear / Palo Alto / Sonicwall / Watchguard XTM
Helpdesk Software: FrontRange HEAT / ManageEngine / Remedy
Hypervisor Operating Systems: Citrix XenServer / Microsoft Windows Hyper-V / Parallels / Red Hat KVM / VMware ESX / VMware ESXi
Identity Management/Single Sign On (SSO): Centrify / Imprivata / Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager / Microsoft Windows Azure Active Directory (Cloud) / Novell Identity Manager / Okta (cloud) / SecureAuth / VMware Horizon Application Manager (cloud)
Mobile Security: Lumension / McAfee
Network Analytics: Athena (layer 3 analytics for network and security engineers)
Network Security: AEP Networks / McAfee
Online Backup: Asigra
Replication / High-Availability Technology: Allway Sync / AppAssure / CA ARCserve High Availability (Formerly XOsoft / WANsync) / CA ARCserve Replication / Double-Take Availability / EMC RecoverPoint / FalconStor CDP / F5 / HP Storage Mirroring / Microsoft DFS / Microsoft DFSR / NetApp / Neverfail / Novell PlateSpin Migrate / PHD Virtual / Veeam Replication / ViceVersa Software
Routers: Brocade / Cisco / Netgear / Vyatta (Software-Based Networking)
Secure Application Access: AEP Networks / Lumension
Server Operating System: Linux (Many flavours) / Microsoft Windows / Novell SUSE Linux / Oracle Solaris / Red Hat
Server Hardware: Cisco UCS / Dell / Fujitsu / HP / IBM / Oracle / Virtual Machine Company
Solid-State Technology: Fusion-IO / Pure Storage / Texas Memory Systems (RamSan) / Violin Memory
Storage Appliance for VMs: Tintri
Storage Hardware (SAN): Dell Equallogic / Dell Compellent / EMC Celerra / EMC CLARiiON / Hitachi Data Systems / HP P2000 (MSA) / HP P4000 (LeftHand) / HP P6000 (EVA) / HP P9000 (XP) / HP P10000 (3PAR) / IBM / NetApp / Nimble / Oracle
Storage Hardware (NAS): BlueArc / Dell Powervault / Drobo / EMC Isilon / HP X1000 / IBM / Iomega / Netgear / Nexsan / QNAP / Synology / X-IO
Storage Software: FalconStor NSS / FreeNAS / iSCSI Enterprise Target / Microsoft Windows Storage Software / NexentaStor / Open-e / Openfiler / OpenIndiana / Oracle Solaris ZFS / OS Nexus / SANsymphony / StarWind Software
Storage Virtual Appliance: HP P4000 VSA / Virsto / VMware vSphere Storage Appliance 
Switches: Brocade / Cisco / Dell Powerconnect / HP Procurve / Juniper / Netgear
Systems Management: Bomgar / Goverlan / Hitachi IT Operations Director / Kaseya / LabTech Software / LANDesk / ManageEngine / Microsoft System Center / Puppet Enterprise / SysAid
Systems Monitoring: CA Spectrum Infrastructure Manager / GFI / HP Insight Manager / HP Operations Manager / HP Sitescope / Icinga / LogicMonitor (SaaS) / ManageEngine / Microsoft SCOM / Mutiny / Nagios / Nimsoft / nworks / Quest Foglight / SolarWinds Orion NPM / SolarWinds Virtualization Manager / Spiceworks (FREE) / Uptime / Veeam Monitor / VKernel vOPS / VMTurbo (FREE Community Edition) / vPanorama / Zabbix
Tape Technology: Dell Powervault TL / HP / IBM / Quantum
Unified Communication and Collaboration: Cisco / Polycom
UPS: APC / HP
User Profile Migration: Profile Migrator (by Sepago) / USMT (User State Migration Tool)
User Profile Management: Appsense / Citrix / Immidio Flex Profiles / LiquidwareLabs ProfileUnity / RES Workspace Manager / Tricerat Profile Management
VDI: 2X / Citrix VDI-in-a-Box (Kaviza) / Citrix XenApp / Citrix XenDesktop / Desktopsites Konnect Elite / Nutanix / NxTop Virtual Computer / Quest vWorkspace / RES Software / Unidesk / VMware View / Windows 2008 R2 / Windows Remote Desktop Services
VDI Assessment/Load Testing: Lakeside Software / LoginVSI / Quest / Stratusphere / WANem
VDI Layering Technologies: Citrix RingCube / Unidesk / Wanova
VDI Monitoring: eginnovations
VDI Storage Optimization: Alacritech / Atlantis Computing / Sanbolic
Virtual Infrastructure Security: VMware vShield
Virtual Tape Library: FalconStor VTL
WAN Optimization: Blue Coat / Citrix Branch Repeater / F5 / Riverbed
Web Acceleration: Citrix NetScaler / F5
Web Security: Bloxx / Blue Coat / Clearswift / Kaspersky / McAfee / ScanSafe / Websense
Wireless (Enterprise): Ruckus

Links:
www.frontrange.com (also for Centennial & GoldMine)
www.fujitsu.com
www.symanteccloud.com (for MessageLabs)
www.synology.com
www.tgrmn.com (for ViceVersa Software)
www.veeam.com (also for nworks)
www.zerto.com

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