The IT landscape is becoming exponentially more complex with changing applications architectures; expanding deployment options across on premises, hybrid IT, and cloud; and growing needs for compliance, security, and data privacy. IT infrastructure and operations teams are being challenged more than ever before to deliver and support competitive services across an increasing variety and volume of applications, data, and use cases.
Digital business and ecommerce applications need to provide consumerlike experiences for customer and end-user environments. This requires an underlying infrastructure that is secure, compliant, and performant across hybrid IT environments, including physical, virtual, and cloud. IT system administrators (sysadmins) and operations teams are challenged to achieve and sustain these growing service requirements and maintain the underlying infrastructure. The explosive growth and scale of system hosts are making simplification and automation of management mandatory.