For those tasked with deploying applications in complex and dynamic application service infrastructures, application delivery automation enables business agility to achieve business outcomes. Whether in brownfield or greenfield environments, enterprise application delivery is a complex process and there are a variety of application services that need to be deployed. Ensuring that application services are delivered with the highest standards requires submitting multiple tickets to the network teams.
Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks increased drastically last year and have become widespread. DDoS attacks are a way of overloading network routers or servers with so much traffic that it drains your resources and they stop responding to legitimate requests. The true impact of DDoS is difficult to measure but it is very destructive. If your business application goes down for any period of time, your customers can’t get through and you end up with revenue loss and brand damage.
Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders are finding it difficult to keep up with the dynamic businesses they are tasked with. They typically own the applications for every line of business, and they are expected to not only maintain application availability, but also to deliver new applications faster—at the speed of digitalization. They need to focus on business outcomes and align IT initiatives (existing and new) to drive business value.
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.