Keeping Your IT Infrastructure Running Optimally

Part 4 of Series: Solving Today’s Top 5 IT Performance Management Challenges

Once you have a fast-running, trouble-free IT infrastructure sized correctly to your needs; one important question remains: How do you keep it that way? In order to maintain the best performance, an optimized environment supported by true data and actionable analysis is vital. The right solution for most organizations will offer automated support of IT optimization methods, running at all times to provide administrators with both current and historical information on the performance of their environment.

But what would such a solution look like? Imagine a system that will return—on a daily basis—a list of critical action items to address. On a weekly basis, it will perform health checks to provide intelligence on potential issues surrounding capacity, availability, and overall performance.

An increasing number of data centers face the issue of cloud migration and managing hybrid environments. With this in mind; it is important to have the capability to use historically collected information to “size” CPU, memory, network, storage performance, and capacity. This gives Cloud providers accurate, fact-based resource requirements for costing and proposals. This capability is useful when assembling existing customer workloads for the “what-if” scenarios that allow you to determine what to move to the cloud first. You can then size and relate that to the costs that cloud providers give you. Once migrated with the right tools, you can validate any SLA or verify that you are getting the value you anticipated from the Cloud Provider. Additionally, you can both ensure that you are getting the CPU, memory and response times you were promised and determine if certain times or days are slower.

Download the Solution Guide, “Solving Today’s Top 5 IT Performance Management Challenges” with insights by Mike Matchett, senior analyst for Taneja Group and Tim Conley & Chris Churchey, co-founders of Galileo Performance Explorer.

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