The enterprise computing landscape has changed dramatically. Virtualisation, outsourcing, SaaS, and cloud computing are creating fundamental changes, and ushering in an era in which enterprises distribute increasingly critical IT assets and applications across multiple service providers.This paper explores today’s computing trends and their monitoring implications in detail. In addition, it reveals how a new monitoring paradigm architecture, that uniquely addresses the monitoring realities of today’s and tomorrow’s enterprises—whether they rely on internal platforms, external service providers, or a combination of both.
This case study describes the challenges Swiss Re faced as it sought to drive down its heterogeneous systems computing costs. We show how Swiss Re plans to greatly reduce computing costs by uniting its infrastructure and management environment, and by focusing on assigning workloads to best-fit systems.
Enterprises today are taking advantage of the changes in incremental
steps, in essence migrating from a purely physical infrastructure to a
highly efficient virtualized infrastructure and potentially to a fully enabled
cloud environment. Read on.
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