Information technology infrastructure is defined broadly as a set of
information technology (IT) components that are the foundation of an
IT service: typically physical components (computer and networking
hardware and facilities), but also various software and network
The fields of
IT management and
IT service management
IT service management rely on IT
infrastructure, and the
ITIL framework was developed as a set of best
practices with regard to IT infrastructure.
IT infrastructure typically refers to components required
for the existence, operation and management of an enterprise IT
environment. It can be internal to an organization and deployed within
owned facilities, or deployed within a cloud computing system, or a
Infrastructure as a service
Infrastructure as Code
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