Working Toward the Future of Your Data Center: Know Where You Stand, Know Where You’re Going
In recent years, IT leaders felt a budget pinch like never before, spanning software, applications, and equipment, and also the very resources who drive those everyday operations for the rest of the company. And while Gartner reports that the majority of budgets will actually grow into 2017, the memory of using extreme caution in making the most of limited departmental dollars won’t soon fade away.
So this puts IT in a very interesting predicament. As demands just continue to expand, how can you not be intrigued by all that cloud computing can support for your organization, while at the same try to convince everyone that it’s a smart financial decision, and really at the heart of future success?
It basically comes down to demonstrating that such decisions can really be made in a secure, smart way; they don’t have to feel overwhelming or misguided. How can you proceed down the right path, though?
Just like anything else, it starts with some knowledge at the foundation. What are you working with now? What exactly is your current network state? Are you dealing with security weaknesses, bottlenecks, or inefficiencies? You may be starting to answer those questions as you’re reading them, and well, you probably have a decent grasp on what is going on within your own data center. However, even the most seasoned IT leader can’t necessarily detect everything, or always possess the most objective view. And when it comes to the successful transition to virtualization, you have to know where you’re coming from in order to get where you need to be.
That said, there IS a way to do this. vRealize Network Insight (vRNI), from VMware, helps you to visualize traffic flows, and uncover any performance issues, while offering a clear snapshot of the overall health of your network. Understanding this data is integral in making smart decisions for your business moving forward, and also in getting the rest of the team onboard with you.
In addition, vRNI can point you in the right direction in terms of cloud security, assessing if NSX and micro-segmentation will be a fitting component of your future state. With micro-segmentation, security can be applied at the hypervisor, so that in addition to building security on individual machines, protection protocols can also be applied on a per workload basis.
Arraya recognizes that for our clients, this knowledge is power, and therefore incorporates vRNI into our comprehensive network assessment program. By working closely with you, our evaluation will offer the necessary understanding of where you stand now, so that you can optimize the productivity and profitability of your IT organization. This will generate the necessary confidence as your company’s IT roadmap proceeds forward, even with some lingering extra-caution still in mind.
If you’d like to learn more about vRealize, join us on May 17th for our Operationalizing NSX with vRealize Experience Day. This free event features a full day of hands-on learning opportunities with vRNI. Attendees will get to experience firsthand how, by leveraging vRNI, their organization can gain greater visibility into and control of their data centers. Register now!
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