Smart Ops: Reaping the Full Benefits of the Cloud

As cloud adoption becomes ubiquitous, IT infrastructures
are becoming more complex. At the same time, the tools
many companies use to monitor, understand and manage
this complexity are falling behind the task. Legacy tools
look at one element of the infrastructure—say, the server or
storage—in a silo, unable to aggregate and correlate data
across systems. As a result, IT departments are buried under
mountains of monitoring data, unable to digest it fast enough
to troubleshoot issues quickly or make their systems run more
efficiently. This leads to the well-worn perception of IT being
“too reactive,” unable to ensure the availability of business
applications and unresponsive to business needs.