A Proactive Approach To Monitoring the Health of IT Can Help Maximize Efficiencies, Reduce Costs, and Enhance Customer Satisfaction By Mike Morris, IT Director of Customer-1, NetApp Any company that has gone from a startup to a global player knows the pains in keeping up with the infrastructure required to support large-scale
The “software-defined” term, applied as a modifier to data center, networks or storage, is growing in popularity. Software-defined solutions, like virtualization did before them, can allow for a great deal of flexibility and efficiency of shared resources. The potential is great, but of course, there are risks, too.
Art Meierdirk, an industry veteran, who has more than 35 years of telecommunications and data communications experience, said, “The software-defined data center is an environment in which all infrastructure is virtualized and delivered as a service and the control of this datacenter is entirely automated by software.” There are multiple advantages to using this approach.
Over the last few years desktop virtualization deployments have been ramping up across various industry verticals from few 100 users to several 1000 users. To help you ensure risk free deployments with best in class user experience & achieve faster ROI, VMware & NetApp have been partnering for the last 7 years to enable our customers with joint solutions around VMware Horizon and more recently with Horizon Desktop as a Service (DaaS). Our joint solutions have been deployed globally by thousands of organizations.
Your data center is a well-oiled machine processing massive amounts of user information, applications and complex workloads. You work hard to keep this machine running optimally with maintenance, powerful software tools, and knowledgeable engineers.
However, as more users connect and demand resources, your business model must evolve.
So how do you keep an eye on an ever-expanding data center platform?
In our work with customers across the federal government landscape, we often come across challenges that highlight the complex nature of carrying out an IT strategy in the federal space. Our customers in the public sector must navigate security, compliance, and regulatory requirements that necessitate a consultative, case-by-case approach to solution implementation.
As companies continue migrating to the cloud, they often run into unexpected management issues regarding the integration of cloud services with in-house IT systems. Organizations are challenged to bridge the gap that exists between internal technologies, traditional hosting solutions and the cloud.
Few organizations are unaware of the challenges posed by ever-increasing amounts of unstructured data. Primary storage data growth extends backup cycles, consumes resources, requires unnecessary management overhead, and can end up costing millions of dollars for extensions and upgrades.
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