Published/updated: October 2017
By Dale Vile
Some equate IT operations with ‘keeping the lights on’. The implication is that it’s a passive function that runs behind the scenes to ensure that applications and services continue to tick-over as they should. This line may suit those trying to drive agendas around things like cloud and DevOps, but it demonstrates a poor understanding of what actually goes on in today’s operational environment. Sure, there’s an element of keeping existing systems running, but this is against the backdrop of a hugely dynamic IT landscape and a constantly evolving set of demands from the business.
Keeping up with service level requirements and changes is challenge enough in relation to core business systems, departmental applications, end-user collaboration solutions, etc. But, the critical and demanding role of IT ops teams is further underlined when you add support for fast-moving new initiatives into the mix, e.g. implementation, monitoring and management activity associated with digital customer engagement, IoT, machine-learning, and so on. Not surprising then, that over three quarters of those providing feedback in a recent multi-national survey of senior IT professionals said the pressure on operational processes is increasing.
Against this background, we explore the increasing critical role of datacentre automation, and some of the latest options for implementing it.
This report is free of charge. Click above to download the PDF or view the interactive e-document.
If you experience any problems during this process please contact us at;
email@example.com or call +44 (0)1425 626501 / 620008
By Dale Vile
By Bryan Betts and Dale Vile
Yesterdays software delivery processes are not up to dealing with today’s demands, but modernising you approach is not just about implementing Agile, even creating a DevOps culture. You need to focus on some specific, hard-core principles. ...more
By Dale Vile & Jack Vile
Cloud services are increasingly becoming part of the IT delivery mix, but a recent study of 378 senior IT professionals suggests a parallel commitment to ongoing investment in the datacentre. This in turn shines a light on the key role of modern application platforms. ...more
By Tony Lock & Dale Vile
Despite the advent to cloud computing the datacentre remains central to corporate IT. But with demands continuing to escalate, how do you ensure your infrastructure is powered robustly and efficiently? ...more
By Bryan Betts
Many are exploiting cloud computing to drive business advantage, while others are enjoying the flexibility and efficiency of DevOps. But what happens if you use both together in a coordinated manner? The answer is a significant amplification of the benefits of each. ...more
By Dale Vile
Securing the applications and services that underpin your online and mobile presence is one thing, but keeping them secure secure on an ongoing basis is another. How well do your business execs understand this? ...more