In the past few years, we have witnessed multiple industries being disrupted by software innovators (Amazon, Netflix, Tesla and others). The success behind the industry disruptors is primarily due to better experience they provide their customers through digital channels and their ability to constantly learn and improve that experience. In order to thrive in the digital era and not be displaced by the next disruptor, companies must have a digital transformation agenda and an accompanying IT transformation strategy.
In my latest blog “Less Troubleshooting or Less Troubles” I questioned the goal of modern monitoring tools to collect as much data as possible with the highest level of granularity. I argued that the monitoring market is so caught up in the race for more data, it has forgotten its true purpose – keeping your virtualized environment performant and efficient.
It is very trendy to discuss and compare the methods in which data is collected by IT monitoring tools. Different vendors explain why they are the ones that collect the best data, from the best sources and in the best level of granularity. One example is VMware’s “Why data granularity matters in monitoring” blog.
Automation and Orchestration
Automation and orchestration are the pillars of process automation, helping to standardize IT activities and reduce the amount of work and risk involved in these activities. It is key for the success of IT initiatives such as DevOps and Cloud Management, and drives better response times for development and business demands. But even with automated processes, we should still ask ourselves who is responsible for making the decision that triggers a process? Which process should be triggered? Based on what data? And when?
VMTurbo Operations Manager release of 5.6 includes substantial improvements to its user interface, resulting from our engineering team’s tireless approach towards customer satisfaction. This blogpost describes the main improvements introduced to the user interface, intended to address both general and specific customer use cases, and make it easier for our customers to get their environment to its desired state.