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Automated, Standardized, and Private Cloud Management
IDC forecasts that 69% of enterprise datacenter workloads will be virtualized by 2013. Already 75% of organizations that use virtualization have made virtual servers their default environment for new application and workload deployments.
Virtualization and cloud computing initiatives are creating new types of management challenges across enterprise datacenters. Unfortunately, what we consistently see is that the rate and pace of operational change and complexity that results from virtualization makes it very difficult for IT teams to significantly improve operational effectiveness and IT staff efficiency.
This iView describes the types of operational changes IT teams need to make in order to benefit from the promise of private-cloud architectures, and identifies a key set of capabilities and attributes to look for when considering management tools to help implement, automate, and operate these environments.