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Infrastructure

A country's fundamental system of transportation, communications, and other aspects of its physical capabilities.

Infrastructure

The basic system that allows a country or economy to function. Examples of infrastructure include roads, train tracks, telephone lines, and so forth. Infrastructure is often, but not always, provided by the government. Infrastructure must meet a certain minimum standard to allow commerce to occur. For example, one is unlikely to drive to the store if the roads are so muddy that they are impassable. Likewise, the more advanced infrastructure is, the more efficiently an economy functions. For example, the existence of a telephone allows an investor to make orders quickly while also performing other tasks.

infrastructure

the investment by central government and local authorities in railways, roads, airports, shipping ports, schools, universities, hospitals, etc.

Infrastructure can play an important facilitating role in improving a country's industrial performance by providing, for example, a good communications network, and a stock of well-educated and trained workers, scientists and technologists.

infrastructure

or

social overhead capital

a nation's roads, railways, housing, hospitals, schools, water supply, etc., accumulated from INVESTMENT, usually by the government or local authorities in previous periods. It also includes intangible items such as an educated/trained labour force created by investment in HUMAN CAPITAL.

Infrastructure plays an important role in improving a country's general living standards and in contributing to a higher rate of ECONOMIC GROWTH.

infrastructure

The basic amenities and services that must be in place for a particular activity or pursuit.The infrastructure in a subdivision would consist of roads;storm sewers;and mechanisms for the transmission of water,waste products,electricity,telecommunications,and possibly natural gas. References to the infrastructure of a community might also include basic services, such as fire and police protection,schools,and libraries.

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Our commitment to providing ITSM solutions through both remote infrastructure management and professional services is unwavering and we continue to work in tandem with our customers and partners to provide strategy and solutions that deliver real business value," said co-founder, president and chief technology officer Yash Shah.
To be effective, the management architecture should include an out-of-band infrastructure solution to complement management tools from within the production network.
This will allow for a significant increase in the number of redundant path combinations for DNS look-ups, with a resulting improvement in performance and reach for fringe networks that query the UltraDNS infrastructure.
With the right tools in place and with high levels of availability designed into new IT infrastructure projects, particularly for mission-critical applications, many data centers have succeeded in drastically minimizing their unplanned downtime.
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HCL is widely acknowledged as a pioneer of offshore Remote Infrastructure Management Services.
Within the utility computing model, the utility may provide services from the same infrastructure to multiple clients at the same time (Figure 1).

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