Data centers are at the core of IT, and over the past few years, we’ve seen growing concern over the increasing complexity of controlling data center operations. To gain fresh insight into how IT views the management of its infrastructure, AppViewX conducted an IT Innovation Survey at ONUG Fall 2016 in New York City. Many of the survey respondents were IT executives, and their responses were striking.
Of the IT professionals surveyed, only 11 percent said they felt completely in control of their data centers. The fact that 89 percent of respondents are not confident in their ability to control their data centers is alarming, and it’s an immediate call to action for data center operators and enterprises.
Data center technology is growing rapidly, but prioritizing and managing all the various resources is proving to be cumbersome. Segmented systems and constantly shifting data center parameters add to the complexity. Without a common solution to provide transparency over the entire data center, infrastructure managers are burdened with managing innumerable complicated technologies while trying to protect against data loss.
Data centers that are not fully under control also expose enterprises to other threats, such as outages that can cost the company millions. And as demands increase from customers, the Internet of Things, and other emerging technologies, enterprises are pressured to further expand IT. The result is a constant struggle to manage and regulate these ever-expanding data center operations.
It’s time for enterprises to take stock of how they can run their data centers efficiently. The survey results make it clear that IT teams have a strong need for better management tools. To strengthen the current network infrastructure and reinforce their application infrastructures, enterprises will need to turn to an all-in-one system that integrates with vendors and partners to provide complete control.
The AppViewX platform is the one-stop solution that can meet these needs. It offers management, automation, and orchestration for best-in-class and open-source network services in enterprises-defined data centers. With the AppViewX solution, enterprises can vastly improve the efficiency of managing their data centers while ensuring compliance. Gaining control has never been more important, and now is the time to step up and take a new approach.