Digital transformation is creating intense pressure on IT to deliver applications and services faster and with greater efficiency. This requires transforming IT and how it operates.
The digital transformation pressures customers to modernize and transform their IT to adapt and evolve at the pace of business. The IT landscape is dramatically changing, both on and off premises. The dawn of the hybrid-cloud is here, and the use of the public cloud has proven to be central to this transformation. Knowing which workloads should run on-premises, and which ones in the cloud, and how to manage the transition is challenging – and mistakes are critical and costly. The promise of the flexibility and the advantage of the hybrid cloud has also come with increasing challenges for business and their IT operations.
In the last four decades, initiated by the “Big Four”, IT management has been in a race to nowhere. A race to discover more, collect more and present more. More reports, more graphs, more views, more alerts. If there is an IT asset out there, there is a tool to discover it. If there is a metric that can be collected, there is a tool to monitor, graph, and alert on an exception. How many management tools do you have in your environment? Which one do you use when? How many different reports/views/alerts are you looking at each day? How much time do you spend investigating these reports? Are you in control? Do you sleep better?
Topics: Industry Perspectives
How Autonomic Control is Transforming IT
Software is eating the world but humans control IT. Does this sound right to you?
Topics: Industry Perspectives
What few probably know is that my first name for VMTurbo wasn't VMTurbo - the first name that came to mind was "AgilITy". One of the key facets in my founding vision to revolutionize IT Operations management was to increase IT agility, by reducing vendor lock-in to preserve flexibility for future needs. Ergo, AgilITy.
This article originally appeared in the Data Center Journal.
In last week’s blog post VMware Rejoins the Automated Service Assurance Debate, Bernd Herzog correctly states that “the single most difficult aspect of replacing management with automation” is the faulty assumption “… that problems can be correctly identified, and that fixes to them can be automatically and correctly applied.” Bernd describes several reasons that this is not an easy task, given today’s state of the art management. The most critical one is that “given a set of metrics that are clearly out of bounds, translating those out of bound metrics into the correct action is an as of yet unresolved computer science problem.” Hence, Bernd concludes under his headline, “The Holy Grail of Automated Problem Resolution” that, “therefore, the most realistically achievable form of automated problem resolution is in fact automated problem prevention which is precisely what VMTurbo is delivering today.”
I had the pleasure of presenting to the members at the recent London VMUG. My talk was entitled “Software-Defined Control – Transforming IT Operations, the Invisible Hand of the Data Center.”