Published on January 15, 2009
Information TechnologyInfrastructure DirectionPresentation to AFCEA, 7 Oct 2008 : Information TechnologyInfrastructure DirectionPresentation to AFCEA, 7 Oct 2008 Donald Messier, Chief ITI Architect, Directorate of Information Management Engineering and Integration, 991-4585 OUTLINE : OUTLINE Director General Information Management Technology (DGIMT) 5 year Objectives Overview of Information Technology Infrastructure Services Planned activities 1 MISSION : MISSION Deliver an effective, integrated, secure, agile and sustainable globally accessible Information Network Infrastructure to support DND/CF Operations. 2 DGIMT/DIMEI FIVE YEAR OBJECTIVES : DGIMT/DIMEI FIVE YEAR OBJECTIVES Improve support and capabilities to CF Operations. Establish and consolidate enterprise ITI services and when possible leverage and align with GoC architecture and services. Enable IT asset and ITI services management. Improve networking infrastructure capacity, robustness and access. Maintain and improve IT security posture while increasing access, information sharing and collaboration within DND/CF and with allies, other government departments and agencies and Industry. Standardize and simplify the DND/CF desktop environments. Maintain a modern, effective and efficient ITI. Introduce new ITI capabilities to DND/CF. 3 LEGACY ITI SERVICES : LEGACY ITI SERVICES Network 4 ENTERPRISE ITI SERVICES : ENTERPRISE ITI SERVICES ITI Network Services Security Services Hosting and Data Services Desktop Services Management Services Identity, Access, Directory and Discovery Services Messaging and Collaboration Services Integration and mediation Services 5 APPLICATION A APPLICATION D APPLICATION C APPLICATION B STRATEGIES : STRATEGIES Standardization: Reduce the number of competing products, tools and services by deploying, managing and enforcing enterprise class common products and services. This may require the establishment of selected industry strategic partnerships. Rationalization: Reduce the number of services and platforms through consolidation into regional or national data centres taking advantage of higher computing power (scaling up), virtualization and shared common services. Centralization: Move towards an enterprise model of Service Delivery and support. (This does not necessarily mean central control for all IT but it means strong partnerships and standards). Optimization: Implement operations and management best practices to ensure guaranteed services levels and operational efficiency. 6 IDENTITY, ACCESS MANAGEMENT AND DIRECTORY SERVICES : IDENTITY, ACCESS MANAGEMENT AND DIRECTORY SERVICES Rationalize and synchronize directories Leverage Active Directory as the Enterprise network authentication, access and authorization directory Develop an Enterprise Identity Management capability 7 SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT SERVICES : SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT SERVICES Actively manage all devices by expanding the Enterprise tool set to manage non-Windows platforms. Leverage Microsoft’s System Management Server 2003 for Inventory and software distribution. Leverage Microsoft’s System Centre Operations Manager 2007 for systems monitoring. Leverage IBM Tivoli for Mainframe Management, Leverage Axios Assyst for Change, Configuration, Incident, Problem and Service desk management. Build systems management automation for managing the IT infrastructure across the DND/CF. 8 NETWORK SERVICES : NETWORK SERVICES Implement the GDNS Multi-Protocol Label Switching Network with a full mesh IP Virtual Private Network. Implement Quality of Service capabilities to enable higher value services such as collaboration. 9 HOSTING AND DATA SERVICES : HOSTING AND DATA SERVICES Increase investments in developing hosting as a common and managed ITI service in the National and Regional Data Centres. Continue investing in server consolidation through virtualization and scaling up. Develop a Server Based Computing environment for the Enterprise. Expand Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity capabilities. Develop a storage hierarchy and expand storage consolidation activities. 10 SECURITY SERVICES : SECURITY SERVICES Modernize the Public Key Infrastructure and Border Protection Infrastructure. Design and implement Demilitarize Zones to provide common external Interfaces to DND/CF. Implement a managed Intrusion detection capability. Design and implement a secure Wireless Infrastructure. Design and implement Enterprise solutions to solve the Protected B, Communities of Interest and Caveat separation issues. 11 DESKTOP SERVICES : DESKTOP SERVICES Establish and support a standardized and centralized enterprise managed desktop Rationalize applications Introduce managed software packaging and distribution standards Introduce a Definitive Software Library Introduce desktop and server reference build definitions Introduce business profile desktop baselines 12 MESSAGING AND COLLABORATION SERVICES : MESSAGING AND COLLABORATION SERVICES Continue consolidation of the Exchange Server environments and upgrade to Exchange 2007. Implement System Centre Exchange Monitoring services. Deploy the Canadian Military Messaging System with a web interface. Implement high availability design improvements to Classified Common Email. Introduce Enterprise class collaboration capabilities. 13 CONCLUSION : CONCLUSION DND/CF is making significant progress delivering common Enterprise class IT infrastructure services. Our objectives are to accelerate this trend and when possible, seek alignment with broader government wide shared services offerings. 14 Slide 16: THANK YOU
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