The quest of the modern CIO is much different than it may have been in the not too distant past. Recent years shows that more CIOs are leveraging and even demanding new IT operational models (e.g. Cloud, PaaS) to move from baseline operations to advancing the state of business through IT innovation.
"Two things have always been true about human beings. One, the world is always getting better. Two, the people living at that time think it`s getting worse." - Penn Jillette
If you recall the 90s in IT and business then you probably remember the early introduction of the role dubbed the CIO. Chief Information Officer began as the first crossover role where business was leading technology initiatives which bridged a gap that was very prominent. IT was known then primarily as a cost centre. The necessary evil of an organization that often saw technology as only a minimal part of the success of business initiatives.
Microsoft Ignite and Microsoft Envision are running in Orlando with a 30,000+ crowd and lots of excitement about what's happening both on-premises and in the Azure cloud. The events are split between Ignite, geared towards the cloud + product admins/devs/users, and Envision is targeting the executive teams who are driven the digital transformation initiatives and cloud initiatives. While it may seem a challenge to split out the content and still keep audience counts high, Microsoft is clearing hitting the mark on both sides as each event is flourishing.
Another important milestone for Turbonomic has been achieved with the official release of version 6.2 of the industry-leading workload automation platform for hybrid cloud. Our team has been both listening and leading to the industry through our customers and our growing and excited community. The launch of Turbonomic 6.2 marks another step forward in a well thought out roadmap towards bringing modern workload automation to the full-stack across hybrid environments.
If you are a newcomer to Turbonomic, it is important to have a smooth and quick deployment to let you see just how quickly the value comes from the platform. The launch of Turbonomic 6.1 has kept this in mind as we introduced a new guided deployment wizard.
Filling out our portfolio of powerful new features inside Turbonomic 6.1 is the addition of out-of-the-box APM integration for a truly application-aware infrastructure automation platform. While some products lay claim to having more monitoring, that does not solve the challenge of delivering workload performance through automation driven by application QoS.
Another incredibly powerful addition to the Turbonomic platform with the 6.1 release is the addition of more capabilities and actions for Reserved Instances on the pubic cloud. Continued innovation within the platform and by our partner cloud providers has led to very exciting updates which help unlock the ultimate combination performance while delivering the optimal efficiency and savings for your cloud compute instances.
One of the popularly asked for views in the Turbonomic community is a top-level view for both the on-premises and the cloud environments. Having this executive-level view helps to illustrate the value that your environment is getting thanks to Turbonomic. In the 6.1 release, we are proud to have these views available with our newly created Executive Dashboards.
A great new feature with Turbonomic 6.1 is the new Optimize Cloud plan. The ease of access to this popular modelling scenario makes it even quicker to get the most out of your cloud spend without sacrificing performance. Thanks to more advanced integration of Reserved Instances for cloud platforms with 6.1, you will see the best possible matching of your cloud workload demand to the ideal instance type while most effectively using your existing Reserved Instance inventory. Not only that, but you will get real-time actions showing which Reserved Instances to purchase and in which region to do so.