The advent of cloud computing and software-defined data center architectures for modern application delivery has made networking more sensitive than ever before. Applications in the digital age require networks that can expand and contract dynamically based on consumer demand. Enterprises are implementing software-defined networking (SDN) to deliver the automation required by these new environments, but the dynamic nature of SDN makes network management and monitoring fundamentally more challenging.
Network infrastructure teams need monitoring tools that can provide visibility into these new and constantly changing networks. This white paper explores the importance of SDN monitoring and examines a leading example of a solution, CA Performance Management with CA Virtual Network Assurance integration.
In this whitepaper, we will explain trends that drive management challenges that data center operators are faced with. We will then show you the value proposition of Emerson's solutions, which can help you to:
. Adapt data center infrastructure without increased cost;
. Improving efficiency without added risk;
. Maximize existing infrastructure investments;
. Ensure availability of mission-critical services; and
. Extend the life of existing infrastructure.
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While both IT and facilities organizations have invested heavily in technology resources (people, processes and tools) to manage the data center infrastructure, they have failed to achieve the promise and potential due to critical gaps between their data center facilities and IT infrastructure components.
A new perspective on managing the critical infrastructure gaps is emerging. Read on for more.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Oct 02, 2015
Technology has become the heart and soul of every business. The hardware boundaries of IT have exploded beyond data centers, with mobile devices in the hands of both employees and customers alike. Application options have blossomed, from traditional to open source to software-as-a-service. Business has
become global, bringing with it a demand for round-the-clock agility. Employees expect that the applications they use at work should be as easy to use as the Web apps they use at home. Integration remains difficult, because itís sometimes impossible to know what will happen when someone tries to pluck one strand out of the pile. IT workload and system complexity will only get more challenging, bringing the need for disintermediation
through service automation.
See how IT professionals in your industry are leveraging automation in the next generation data center. Download The Storage Automation Report to find out:
- 300 IT professionals' drivers behind storage automation and the benefits they've realized
- How the rise of the DevOps approach has fueled the need for automation at the storage layer
- Preferences around storage management plug-ins and software development kits
To meet the growing need for agility and flexibility, the data center components (compute, network and storage) also need to evolve and provide a level of automation and orchestration that can meet present and future demands.
As application workloads are redefined, data centers must change. This IDC Whitepaper looks at how network automation and orchestration can aid this transition, building simpler and more agile networks.
Published By: Brocade
Published Date: May 02, 2016
Power your path to a software-defined data center. Brocade and VMware are delivering automation, agility, and efficiency advantages that will change the way you do business. Read this paper and learn how to make SDDC a reality today.
Read the white paper to learn how a good data center strategy can help you prepare for the rigors and unpredictability of emerging technologies. Find out how IBMís predictive analytics are helping companies build more accurate, forward-looking data center strategies and how those strategies are leading to more agile, efficient and resilient infrastructures.
Despite increasingly complex data center environments, IT is expected to provide business owners with faster service, higher reliability, and greater agility than ever before – all within a tight budget. It is impossible to meet these goals with manual IT processes. However, EMA research shows that IT Process Automation (ITPA) helps achieve these goals, delivering annual savings of $500,000 on staff costs alone, and 64 hours of additional uptime per year – plus improved resource utilization, security and compliance, problem response times, and agility.
Published By: CA WA 2
Published Date: Sep 29, 2008
Forrester evaluated leading Data Center Automation (DCA) solutions across approximately 80 criteria. CA was named as a leader in this Wave evaluation. The report states: “Recently, CA introduced its Data Center Automation Manager, which is part of its dynamic and virtual systems management solution and is directed at the automation of the data center.
Published By: CA WA 2
Published Date: Oct 01, 2008
Data Center Automation enables you to manage change processes, ensure configuration compliance and dynamically provision servers and applications based on business need. By controlling complexity and automating processes in the data center, your data center becomes more adaptive and agile. Effective Data Center Automation lets you leverage virtualization, manage capacity, and reduce costs and also helps reduce energy usage and waste.
Published By: CA WA 2
Published Date: Oct 01, 2008
Given the increased complexities and requirements thrust onto data center management environments over time, a more holistic management approach is necessary for efficient and cost effective delivery of IT services. Authors and analysts Judith Hurwitz and Robin Bloor bring their research and extensive experience to light in respect to the state of data center management by building the case for automation as a key strategy for efficient and cost effective management.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Mar 24, 2015
Technology has become the heart and soul of every business. The hardware boundaries of IT have exploded beyond data centers, with mobile devices in the hands of both employees and customers alike. Application options have blossomed, from traditional to open source to software-as-a-service. Business has become global, bringing with it a demand for round-the-clock agility. Employees expect that the applications they use at work should be as easy to use the Web apps they use at home. Integration remains difficult, because it's sometimes impossible to know what will happen when someone tries to pluck one strand out of the pile. IT workload and system complexity will only get more challenging, bringing the need for disintermediation through service automation.
Published By: BMC ESM
Published Date: Aug 20, 2009
IT infrastructures have become exceedingly complex, resulting in a highly interconnected network of old and new technologies. In a world where IT budgets are shrinking and mergers are common, how do you get the most value from your IT resources?
Published By: Infoblox
Published Date: Jun 18, 2015
In this whitepaper we'll explore some of these problems inherent in virtualized datacenters and cloud environments, specifically enterprise private clouds, and we'll discuss solutions that can take you down the last mile of the automation journey so that your business can fully achieve agility and extract maximum value from its private-cloud investments.
Data center requirements are shifting as the business environment evolves to leverage new technologies. Organizations are turning to multicloud environments comprising a mix of private cloud, public cloud, and on-premise infrastructure to best address their unique needs. Understandably, this shift is putting a renewed emphasis on security, automation, orchestration, and agility. IT leaders are responding by building and deploying multicloud data center networks that leverage automation and software-defined networks (SDN) as a cost effective means of providing dynamic network control.
Of course, while many organizations are recognizing the need for a data center upgrade, not all have the same drivers. All, however, need to make a business case for the investment. Here are four common inflection points that can help you to justify the need for data center upgrades that support business goals.
To handle the demands of modern business, CIOs must manage their internal data centers more effectively and learn how to leverage public cloud resources. The solution: a hybrid cloud strategy facilitated by a dynamic data center.
This paper discusses workload automation and job scheduling as it pertains to cloud computing and helps enterprise IT leaders understand the workload automation landscape by raising questions they need to carefully consider for long-term success of their datacenter workload automation strategy.
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