The Hub Commentary_
In this survey, more than half the respondents have implemented some form of cloud computing (thus virtualization) citing increased flexibility and decreased costs in hardware, power, heating and cooling. The challenge the article highlights comes in managing the network and pinpointing root cause of incidents, much less finding signs of trouble.
Management is always overlooked when trying to take advantage of the short term cost savings. As my dad always told me, “short cuts never got anyone anywhere fast”. Service enabling the infrastructure is a must from the development and implementation and never more so than now with the future being right sourced with hybrid implementations of private, public and physical infrastructures.
When I speak to folks about Business Service Management practices and tools, I’m often met with eye rolls and shrugs, but it is so hard. I always respond, no it isn’, it’s only as hard as you want to make it. It can be achieved a service at a time and can provide the real success in your cloud and virtualization projects with a bigger bang for the buck with short term savings and real value add up front. All it takes is a little foresight to integrate the sources of data you have already to paint the picture that will help you manage in real time with a live view of the environment to manage both practively and with speed during an incident.
How are you service enabling your cloud and virtualization infrastructure?
More companies are taking advantage of cloud computing and virtualization technologies to streamline their network operations, but significant management challenges remain, according to Network Instruments’ State of the Network Global Study.
The company’s fourth annual study surveyed 265 network engineers, IT directors and CIOs, located in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and Australia. (Read Full Article…)