Workload Automation Challenges and Opportunities

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Workload Automation Challenges and Opportunities"

Transcription

1 I D C E X E C U T I V E B R I E F Workload Automation Challenges and Opportunities May 2011 Sponsored by BMC Executive Summary Enterprise IT workload environments are becoming more complex, dynamic, and unpredictable. Traditional static batch processing workloads are being run side by side with dynamic businesscritical composite applications and process flows that can have highly variable resource consumption requirements and peak hours. Organizations are also aggressively implementing private and hybrid cloud strategies that rely heavily on virtualization, self-serve workload management, and automated orchestration technologies. This Executive Brief discusses IDC's perspective on how enterprise workload management requirements are changing and highlights the ways that workload automation solutions can address these emerging requirements. Forces Driving Increased Workload Complexity IT organizations are tasked with ensuring that mission-critical business workloads are available, reliable, cost-effective, and secure. Achieving these objectives can be challenging in highly controlled traditional IT environments where processing windows and computing resource requirements are predictable and change occurs slowly. In today's highly complex and dynamic datacenters, it can be almost impossible unless IT organizations make extensive use of policy-driven automated workload management systems. The major forces shaping the increasingly unpredictable behavior of today's enterprise workload environments include:! Increasing heterogeneity of hardware and software environments! Increasing variability and unpredictability of workload processing peak hours and volumes! Growing use of self-service and cloud architectures shifting workloads from centralized schedules to user-driven schedules! Ongoing compliance, data protection, and security concerns Most enterprise-class IT environments incorporate a wide range of systems, storage, and network hardware; operating systems; and hypervisors, as well as an array of applications based on a wide range of architectures including legacy mainframe applications and modern applications written using J2EE,.NET, SOA, and emerging "built for cloud" platforms. Each application has its own specific system, database, and middleware configuration and processing requirements. Multiple applications may be aggregated in composite applications and business services, which we refer to here as workloads. IDC 1121

2 Beyond the physical and virtual heterogeneity and diverse application architectures found in many organizations, workload peak hours and processing requirements are becoming less predictable and more variable over time. In traditional environments, many business-critical workloads were executed at predictable times and consumed predictable amounts of resources. IT invested significant resources in optimizing the performance and resource consumption of these processes. The longlasting success of calendar-driven job scheduling software tools demonstrates the value associated with optimizing workload processing in predictable environments. While some workloads such as payroll continue to be tightly scheduled, many others are becoming more event or user driven. Distributed, Web-based systems allow many more processes and workloads to be activated on demand, based on user-initiated events that are outside the control of IT organizations. In addition, the increasing availability of self-service portals for provisioning and orchestrating IT resources and business processes across public, private, and hybrid cloud environments creates even more uncertainty and results in more variability across workload environments. Self-Service and Cloud Drive Dynamic Workload Environments IDC's research indicates that the impact of self-service provisioning will increase in the coming years. A recent North American survey of 250 IT decision makers shows that more than half (54%) expect to implement self-serve provisioning technologies in production workload environments by Self-service is an important part of cloud computing strategies because it enables business users and developers to more quickly access IT resources but it also leads to more dynamic and less predictable workload processing requirements. By 2013, 61% of North American IT organizations with more than 500 employees expect at least some of their production workloads will be supported by private cloud environments that make use of virtualization, self-serve provisioning, end-to-end performance monitoring, and policy-driven workload automation (see Figure 1). Figure 1 Expected Use of Private Cloud by 2013 Planning stages/in lab (16.0%) Not in use (22.8%) In production (61.2%) n = 250 Base = North American IT decision makers from organizations with 500+ employees Source: IDC's Private Cloud Management Survey, 4Q IDC

3 By definition, cloud architectures are designed to share computing resources dynamically across multiple workloads and user groups. As more and more mission-critical production workloads move into these types of environment, IT organizations not only have to make sure that computing resources are available to support the workloads when needed but also have to ensure that workloads perform as expected. IT is also tasked with enforcing corporate and regulatory requirements about information and data protection, transborder data portability, and compliance and change monitoring. In addition, IT needs to address all these concerns simultaneously, even as workloads continue to increase in complexity, peak hours become less predictable, and business stakeholders demand more and more business agility, cost transparency, and operational flexibility. Strategies for Using Workload Automation to Address These Challenges Given the rate and pace of change and the increasing level of interdependencies across today's complex workload environments, most IT organizations can no longer keep up with business requirements using manual processes and static, calendar-driven job scheduling tools. Rather, IT organizations need integrated processes, policies, and automated software solutions to help optimize workload performance, operational costs, and resource consumption in real time while ensuring security and compliance as required. IDC's research indicates that to effectively automate and orchestrate the mapping of workloads to resources, IT organizations need to integrate processes, policies, and tools that were formerly separate disciplines. Specifically:! Job scheduling! Automated server and application provisioning and patching! Workload orchestration/migration! Virtualization management! Runbook automation To optimize the way workloads consume dynamic, virtualized, and pooled infrastructure resources going forward, IT teams will need to deploy integrated infrastructure and workload automation tools that can:! Support traditional batch- and calendar-driven job scheduling workflows and today's dynamic workload management requirements using a single, common interface and policy engine! Proactively monitor and forecast workload resource consumption and provision/deprovision resources and migrate workloads as required to maintain SLAs! Automatically monitor configurations and compliance with gold images and patch workloads to maintain consistency with corporate standards and compliance requirements on an ongoing basis! Balance the needs of calendar-based job scheduling, application patching, and event-driven workloads by automatically coordinating processing and patching windows and conflicts! Dynamically allocate workloads to the appropriate physical and virtual as well as public or private cloud computing resources, based on business service management policies regarding SLAs, cost, and security! Integrate smoothly with end user facing service catalogs and self-serve portals to support faster, more seamless user-driven workload activation and processing 2011 IDC 3

4 IDC expects that most enterprise IT organizations will continue to need to optimize workload performance, costs, and resource consumption across heterogeneous public and private infrastructure and application resources for the long term. Increasingly, workload automation solutions will become part of the fabric of complex cloud datacenter environments. Benefits of Workload Automation In the past, many enterprise organizations have relied on multiple, separate tools and custom integration via scripts, or even manual intervention, to tie together workload and infrastructure automation. This approach can often be slow to implement and costly to maintain. Integrated platforms that can orchestrate, monitor, and optimize workloads using a consistent set of interfaces and a common policy engine enable IT organizations to control costs and deliver consistent service levels while ensuring compliance with corporate and regulatory information management policies (see Figure 2). Figure 2 Integrated, Automated Workload Management Environment IT Administrator Console Self-Serve Portal & Service Catalog Workload Automation Policy Engine Traditional calendardriven job scheduling Dynamic workload allocation, patching, and migration Infrastructure provisioning and patch Public cloud resources Source: IDC, 2011 This policy-driven approach to workload management is required to protect the business from inappropriate information disclosure or transborder data violations. By setting workload SLAs and monitoring actual performance and availability across peak hours and unexpected demand spikes, IT organizations can proactively detect changes to usage patterns and anticipate the need to spin up additional internal resources or burst workloads onto public clouds IDC

5 A more proactive, automated, and integrated workload management environment enables IT organizations to work more efficiently, improve end-to-end business service availability and performance, and optimize both internal capex and external public cloud spending. It also ensures compliance with business rules about data protection, thereby reducing business risk and improving business/it alignment. Conclusion Integrated, automated workload management solutions will be critical to maintaining service levels and controlling datacenter and IT costs in the future as application, infrastructure, and cloud environments become more complex and workload requirements become less and less predictable. Workload automation software has evolved considerably from the days of calendar-driven job scheduling solutions. Today, when combined with a commitment to standardized configurations, SLAs, and security policies, workload automation solutions can drive major improvements in the ability of IT organizations to respond to business priorities while keeping complex workload environments up and running in a cost-effective and reliable manner. This capability provides direct benefits to both IT and the business by enabling IT organizations to respond to business requests more quickly and enabling them to execute change rapidly and with confidence. A B O U T T H I S P U B L I C A T I O N This publication was produced by IDC Go-to-Market Services. The opinion, analysis, and research results presented herein are drawn from more detailed research and analysis independently conducted and published by IDC, unless specific vendor sponsorship is noted. IDC Go-to-Market Services makes IDC content available in a wide range of formats for distribution by various companies. A license to distribute IDC content does not imply endorsement of or opinion about the licensee. C O P Y R I G H T A N D R E S T R I C T I O N S Any IDC information or reference to IDC that is to be used in advertising, press releases, or promotional materials requires prior written approval from IDC. For permission requests, contact the GMS information line at or Translation and/or localization of this document requires an additional license from IDC. For more information on IDC, visit For more information on IDC GMS, visit Global Headquarters: 5 Speen Street Framingham, MA USA P F IDC 5

I D C M A R K E T S P O T L I G H T. P r i va t e a n d H yb r i d C l o u d s E n a b l e New L e ve l s o f B u s i n e s s and IT Collaboration

I D C M A R K E T S P O T L I G H T. P r i va t e a n d H yb r i d C l o u d s E n a b l e New L e ve l s o f B u s i n e s s and IT Collaboration I D C M A R K E T S P O T L I G H T P r i va t e a n d H yb r i d C l o u d s E n a b l e New L e ve l s o f B u s i n e s s and IT Collaboration September 2013 Adapted from IDC Maturity Model: Cloud A

More information

I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T

I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T U n i fied Cloud Management Increases IT- as- a - S e r vi c e Ag i l i t y November 2013 Adapted from VMware Unifies Cloud Management Portfolio with a Focus

More information

I D C V E N D O R S P O T L I G H T. W o r k l o a d Management Enables Big Data B u s i n e s s Process Optimization

I D C V E N D O R S P O T L I G H T. W o r k l o a d Management Enables Big Data B u s i n e s s Process Optimization I D C V E N D O R S P O T L I G H T W o r k l o a d Management Enables Big Data B u s i n e s s Process Optimization November 2015 Adapted from Worldwide Workload Management Software Market Shares, 2014:

More information

I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T

I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T E n t r y- L e ve l S olutions for Priva t e C l o u d Au t o m a t i o n D e l i ve r R a p i d R e t u r n s May 2012 Adapted from Worldwide Cloud Systems

More information

The Next Phase of Datacenter Network Resource Management and Automation March 2011

The Next Phase of Datacenter Network Resource Management and Automation March 2011 I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T The Next Phase of Datacenter Network Resource Management and Automation March 2011 Adapted from Worldwide Datacenter Network 2010 2015 Forecast and Analysis

More information

WHITE PAPER Five Steps to Successful Integrated Cloud Management

WHITE PAPER Five Steps to Successful Integrated Cloud Management WHITE PAPER Five Steps to Successful Integrated Cloud Management Sponsored by: HP Mary Johnston Turner May 2011 Robert P. Mahowald IDC OPINION Global Headquarters: 5 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701 USA

More information

I D C V E N D O R S P O T L I G H T

I D C V E N D O R S P O T L I G H T I D C V E N D O R S P O T L I G H T L e ve r a g i n g N e x t - Generation Servi c e D e l i ve r y: T h e M o ve t o C l o ud Servi c e s November 2011 Adapted from CSC Innoventure 2011: Good Things

More information

I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T. P o r t a b i lity: C h a r t i n g t h e Path T ow ard the Open Hyb r i d C l o u d

I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T. P o r t a b i lity: C h a r t i n g t h e Path T ow ard the Open Hyb r i d C l o u d I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T P o r t a b i lity: C h a r t i n g t h e Path T ow ard the Open Hyb r i d C l o u d September 2013 Adapted from OpenStack: Approaching Critical Mass by Gary

More information

Global Headquarters: 5 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701 USA P.508.872.8200 F.508.935.4015 www.idc.com

Global Headquarters: 5 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701 USA P.508.872.8200 F.508.935.4015 www.idc.com Global Headquarters: 5 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701 USA P.508.872.8200 F.508.935.4015 www.idc.com W H I T E P A P E R W o r k l o a d A u t o m a t i o n : O p t i m i z i n g B u s i n e s s P r

More information

Optimizing Information Management in the Cloud

Optimizing Information Management in the Cloud I D C E X E C U T I V E B R I E F Optimizing Information Management in the Cloud June 2011 Adapted from Cloud Storage Impacted by Datacenter Transformations and the Changing Role of IT by Laura DuBois,

More information

IT as a Service Emerges as a New Management Paradigm in the Software-Defined Datacenter Era

IT as a Service Emerges as a New Management Paradigm in the Software-Defined Datacenter Era Customer Needs and Strategies IT as a Service Emerges as a New Management Paradigm in the Software-Defined Datacenter Era Mary Johnston Turner IDC OPINION IT as a service (ITaaS) represents a fundamentally

More information

I D C A N A L Y S T C O N N E C T I O N

I D C A N A L Y S T C O N N E C T I O N I D C A N A L Y S T C O N N E C T I O N David Tapper Vice President, Outsourcing and Managed Services T h e B u s i n e ss Value of Managed Servi c e s i n Optimizing Productivi t y, D r i vi n g D ow

More information

I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T. I m p r o ve I T E f ficiency, S t o p S e r ve r S p r aw l

I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T. I m p r o ve I T E f ficiency, S t o p S e r ve r S p r aw l I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T Optimizing Blade Ser ve r s f o r V irtualization: I m p r o ve I T E f ficiency, S t o p S e r ve r S p r aw l August 2011 Adapted from IDC Blade Market Survey:

More information

I D C M A R K E T S P O T L I G H T

I D C M A R K E T S P O T L I G H T I D C M A R K E T S P O T L I G H T E t h e r n e t F a brics: The Foundation of D a t a c e n t e r Netw o r k Au t o m a t i o n a n d B u s i n e s s Ag i l i t y January 2014 Adapted from Worldwide

More information

Software as a Service: A Transformative Way to Deliver Applications

Software as a Service: A Transformative Way to Deliver Applications I D C E X E C U T I V E B R I E F Software as a Service: A Transformative Way to Deliver Global Headquarters: 5 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701 USA P.508.872.8200 F.508.935.4015 www.idc.com October 2010

More information

I D C A N A L Y S T C O N N E C T I O N. T h e C r i t i cal Role of I/O in Public Cloud S e r vi c e P r o vi d e r E n vi r o n m e n t s

I D C A N A L Y S T C O N N E C T I O N. T h e C r i t i cal Role of I/O in Public Cloud S e r vi c e P r o vi d e r E n vi r o n m e n t s ($B) I D C A N A L Y S T C O N N E C T I O N Rick Villars Vice President, Information and Cloud T h e C r i t i cal Role of I/O in Public Cloud S e r vi c e P r o vi d e r E n vi r o n m e n t s August

More information

Got Files? Get Cloud!

Got Files? Get Cloud! I D C V E N D O R S P O T L I G H T Got Files? Get Cloud! November 2010 Adapted from State of File-Based Storage Use in Organizations by Richard Villars, IDC #221138 Sponsored by F5 Networks The explosion

More information

I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T

I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T Converging Datacenter Infrastructure for the 3rd Platform December 2015 Adapted from End-User Survey Report 2014, by Jed Scaramella, Eric Sheppard, et al., IDC

More information

I D C M A R K E T S P O T L I G H T

I D C M A R K E T S P O T L I G H T I D C M A R K E T S P O T L I G H T E n t r y- L e ve l E n t e r p r ise Storage: Stepping Up t o B i g C h a l lenges October 2012 Adapted from The Appliance-ization of the Datacenter and Its Impact

More information

Achieving a Hybrid Cloud Balance for Business- Critical Workloads

Achieving a Hybrid Cloud Balance for Business- Critical Workloads I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T Achieving a Hybrid Cloud Balance for Business- Critical Workloads July 2014 Adapted from Worldwide Enterprise Communications and Datacenter Networks 2014 Top

More information

I D C S P O T L I G H T. Ac c e l e r a t i n g Cloud Ad o p t i o n w i t h Standard S e c u r i t y M e a s u r e s

I D C S P O T L I G H T. Ac c e l e r a t i n g Cloud Ad o p t i o n w i t h Standard S e c u r i t y M e a s u r e s I D C S P O T L I G H T Ac c e l e r a t i n g Cloud Ad o p t i o n w i t h Standard S e c u r i t y M e a s u r e s March 2012 Adapted from Worldwide Cloud Security 2011 2015 Forecast: A Comprehensive

More information

I D C M A R K E T S P O T L I G H T

I D C M A R K E T S P O T L I G H T I D C M A R K E T S P O T L I G H T The New IP: Building the Foundation of Datacenter Network Automation March 2015 Adapted from Worldwide Enterprise Communications and Datacenter Network Infrastructure

More information

I D C A N A L Y S T C O N N E C T I O N

I D C A N A L Y S T C O N N E C T I O N I D C A N A L Y S T C O N N E C T I O N Gary Chen Research Manager, Enterprise Virtualization Software C a p i t a l iz i n g on the Cloud Revo l u t i o n w ith OpenStack March 2014 OpenStack was a project

More information

I D C E X E C U T I V E B R I E F

I D C E X E C U T I V E B R I E F I D C E X E C U T I V E B R I E F I n f r a s t r u c t u r e a s a S e r v i c e : T h e F u t u r e o f I T February 2009 Global Headquarters: 5 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701 USA P.508.872.8200 F.508.935.4015

More information

I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T. W i n d ow s Serve r 2 0 0 3 E n d o f L i f e : An Opportunity t o E va l u a t e I T S tr a t e gy

I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T. W i n d ow s Serve r 2 0 0 3 E n d o f L i f e : An Opportunity t o E va l u a t e I T S tr a t e gy I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T W i n d ow s Serve r 2 0 0 3 E n d o f L i f e : An Opportunity t o E va l u a t e I T S tr a t e gy February 2015 Adapted from Forced Migration: Windows Server

More information

I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T

I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T Leveraging the Benefits of Private Cloud Services in a Converged Infrastructure March 2011 Adapted from Worldwide Enterprise Server Cloud Computing 2010 2014

More information

W H I T E P A P E R E n a b l i n g D a t a c e n t e r A u t o mation with Virtualized Infrastructure

W H I T E P A P E R E n a b l i n g D a t a c e n t e r A u t o mation with Virtualized Infrastructure W H I T E P A P E R E n a b l i n g D a t a c e n t e r A u t o mation with Virtualized Infrastructure Sponsored by: VMware Tim Grieser August 2008 IDC OPINION Global Headquarters: 5 Speen Street Framingham,

More information

I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T

I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T AP M S a a S and An a l yt i c s S t e p U p t o Meet the N e e d s o f M odern Ap p l i c a t i o n s, M o b i le Users, a n d H yb r i d C l o ud Ar c h i

More information

Effective End-to-End Enterprise Cloud Management

Effective End-to-End Enterprise Cloud Management SOLUTION WHITE PAPER Effective End-to-End Enterprise Cloud Management By combining technologies from BMC and VMware, enterprises and large service providers gain end-to-end management of their cloud infrastructure

More information

I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T

I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T Enabling a Diversified Cloud Strategy to Accelerate Innovation in the Future-Ready Enterprise December 2015 Adapted from Worldwide IDC Cloud FutureScape 2016:

More information

Migrate workloads back and forth across diverse physical and virtual platforms using the same interfaces, policies, and performance analytics

Migrate workloads back and forth across diverse physical and virtual platforms using the same interfaces, policies, and performance analytics WHITE PAPER Novell Holds Down Data Center Costs with PlateSpin Workload Management Solutions Sponsored by: Novell Mary Johnston Turner June 2009 IDC OPINION Global Headquarters: 5 Speen Street Framingham,

More information

Global Headquarters: 5 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701 USA P.508.872.8200 F.508.935.4015 www.idc.com

Global Headquarters: 5 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701 USA P.508.872.8200 F.508.935.4015 www.idc.com Global Headquarters: 5 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701 USA P.508.872.8200 F.508.935.4015 www.idc.com E X C E R P T N i n e S t a r t - U p s a n d I n n o v a t o r s E x t e n d t h e C l o u d S y

More information

I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T. F l e x i b l e Capacity: A " Z e r o C a p i t a l " Platform w ith On- P r emise Ad va n t a g e s

I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T. F l e x i b l e Capacity: A  Z e r o C a p i t a l  Platform w ith On- P r emise Ad va n t a g e s I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T F l e x i b l e Capacity: A " Z e r o C a p i t a l " Platform w ith On- P r emise Ad va n t a g e s March 2014 Adapted from Attaching Support Services at the

More information

I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T. L e ve r a g i n g N e tw o r k Virtualization for B u s i n e s s D i fferentiation

I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T. L e ve r a g i n g N e tw o r k Virtualization for B u s i n e s s D i fferentiation I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T L e ve r a g i n g N e tw o r k Virtualization for B u s i n e s s D i fferentiation July 2014 Adapted from The Network Virtualization Evolution in Telecom by

More information

Global Headquarters: 5 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701 USA P.508.872.8200 F.508.935.4015 www.idc.com

Global Headquarters: 5 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701 USA P.508.872.8200 F.508.935.4015 www.idc.com WHITE PAPER CA Automation Suite Paves the Way for Cloud Sponsored by: CA Technologies Mary Johnston Turner October 2010 Global Headquarters: 5 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701 USA P.508.872.8200 F.508.935.4015

More information

I D C V E N D O R S P O T L I G H T. F l a s h, C l o u d, a nd Softw ar e - D e f i n e d Storage:

I D C V E N D O R S P O T L I G H T. F l a s h, C l o u d, a nd Softw ar e - D e f i n e d Storage: I D C V E N D O R S P O T L I G H T F l a s h, C l o u d, a nd Softw ar e - D e f i n e d Storage: N ew T rends Impacting Enterprise Datacenters March 2014 Adapted from IDC Worldwide Storage Predictions

More information

I D C A N A L Y S T C O N N E C T I O N

I D C A N A L Y S T C O N N E C T I O N I D C A N A L Y S T C O N N E C T I O N David Tapper Vice President, Outsourcing Services H ow M a n a g ed Servi c e s C a n Optimize the B u s i n e s s Value of M i crosoft and non - M i c r o s o f

More information

Building Private & Hybrid Cloud Solutions

Building Private & Hybrid Cloud Solutions Solution Brief: Building Private & Hybrid Cloud Solutions WITH EGENERA CLOUD SUITE SOFTWARE Egenera, Inc. 80 Central St. Boxborough, MA 01719 Phone: 978.206.6300 www.egenera.com Introduction When most

More information

I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T. P r i va t e C l o u d s : Easing Deploym e n t a n d

I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T. P r i va t e C l o u d s : Easing Deploym e n t a n d I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T P r i va t e C l o u d s : Easing Deploym e n t a n d M a nagement July 2013 Adapted from Worldwide Private Cloud IT Infrastructure 2013 2017 Forecast by Mary

More information

I D C V E N D O R S P O T L I G H T

I D C V E N D O R S P O T L I G H T I D C V E N D O R S P O T L I G H T S t o r a g e T rends: Delive r i n g M a n a g e m ent and I n t e l l i g e n c e T h r o u g h C l o u d S e r vi c es April 2013 Adapted from IDC's Worldwide Storage

More information

Migrating to Windows 7? Technology Points to Consider

Migrating to Windows 7? Technology Points to Consider I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T Migrating to Windows 7? Technology Points to Consider September 2010 Adapted from Worldwide IT Asset Management Software 2009 2013 Forecast and 2008 Vendor Shares

More information

I D C A N A L Y S T C O N N E C T I O N

I D C A N A L Y S T C O N N E C T I O N I D C A N A L Y S T C O N N E C T I O N Mark Schrutt, Director, Services and Enterprise Applications T h e T r a n s f o rmation of IT and Infrastructure B a s e d C l o u d Servi c e s Sponsored by Cogeco

More information

Benefits to Integrating Capacity Management with Application Performance Management

Benefits to Integrating Capacity Management with Application Performance Management There are few concerns more critical to the success of an enterprise than the performance of its applications. Business applications are the engines that keep the business moving, representing both the

More information

Virtualization in Healthcare: Less Can Be More

Virtualization in Healthcare: Less Can Be More HEALTH INDUSTRY INSIGHTS EXECUTIVE BRIEF Global Headquarters: 5 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701 USA P.508.935.4445 F.508.988.7881 www.healthindustry-insights.com Virtualization in Healthcare: Less Can

More information

Cirba Targets Software-Defined Infrastructure Control with Workload-Aware Predictive Analytics

Cirba Targets Software-Defined Infrastructure Control with Workload-Aware Predictive Analytics Vendor Profile Cirba Targets Software-Defined Infrastructure Control with Workload-Aware Predictive Analytics Mary Johnston Turner David Immerman IDC OPINION Software-defined infrastructure (SDI) enables

More information

On-Demand vs. On-Premise Customer Relationship Management: A New Hybrid Emerges

On-Demand vs. On-Premise Customer Relationship Management: A New Hybrid Emerges I D C I - V I E W Mary Wardley Vice President, Enterprise Applications and CRM Software On-Demand vs. On-Premise Customer Relationship Management: A New Hybrid Emerges September 2007 Adapted from Worldwide

More information

Global Headquarters: 5 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701 USA P.508.872.8200 F.508.935.4015 www.idc.com

Global Headquarters: 5 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701 USA P.508.872.8200 F.508.935.4015 www.idc.com WHITE PAPER Network Consulting Services Lead Enterprise Transformation Sponsored by: HP Leslie Rosenberg February 2011 Curtis Price Global Headquarters: 5 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701 USA P.508.872.8200

More information

Cloud Computing: The Need for Portability and Interoperability

Cloud Computing: The Need for Portability and Interoperability I D C E X E C U T I V E I N S I G H T S Cloud Computing: The Need for Portability and Interoperability August 2010 By Jean Bozman, Research Vice President, Enterprise Servers and Gary Chen, Research Manager,

More information

WHITE PAPER The Evolution of Job Scheduling: CA's Approach to Workload Automation

WHITE PAPER The Evolution of Job Scheduling: CA's Approach to Workload Automation WHITE PAPER The Evolution of Job Scheduling: CA's Approach to Workload Automation Sponsored by: CA Tim Grieser November 2007 IN THIS WHITE PAPER Global Headquarters: 5 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701

More information

Cloud Services Catalog with Epsilon

Cloud Services Catalog with Epsilon Cloud Services Catalog with Epsilon Modern IT enterprises face several challenges while building a service catalog for their data center. Provisioning with a cloud management platform solves some of these

More information

Transformational Benefits of the Cloud. Information & Communication technology October 2013

Transformational Benefits of the Cloud. Information & Communication technology October 2013 Transformational Benefits of the Cloud Information & Communication technology October 2013 Fifth Generation of Computing Cloud Mainframe 1970s Client Server 1980s Web 1990s 80% SOA 2000s 2010+ of new commercial

More information

OpenStack in the Enterprise: A Potential Foundation for Your Cloud Strategy

OpenStack in the Enterprise: A Potential Foundation for Your Cloud Strategy I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T OpenStack in the Enterprise: A Potential Foundation for Your Cloud Strategy Sponsored by: Red Hat, Cisco and Intel Philip Carter Andreas Olah November 2014 Carla

More information

I D C V E N D O R S P O T L I G H T. H yb r i d C l o u d Solutions for ERP

I D C V E N D O R S P O T L I G H T. H yb r i d C l o u d Solutions for ERP I D C V E N D O R S P O T L I G H T H yb r i d C l o u d Solutions for ERP November 2014 Adapted from Worldwide Enterprise Applications 2014 2018 Forecast and 2013 Vendor Shares by Christine Dover Sponsored

More information

Taming IT Management Chaos

Taming IT Management Chaos I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T Taming IT Management Chaos January 2009 Adapted from Datacenter Automation: Accelerating Market Maturity Through Investment in IT by Tim Grieser, IDC #213868

More information

C l o u d - B a s e d S u p p l y C h a i n s : T r a n s f o rming M a n u f a c t u r ing Performance

C l o u d - B a s e d S u p p l y C h a i n s : T r a n s f o rming M a n u f a c t u r ing Performance M A R K E T S P O T L I G H T C l o u d - B a s e d S u p p l y C h a i n s : T r a n s f o rming M a n u f a c t u r ing Performance October 2012 Adapted from Business Strategy: Supply Chain in the Cloud

More information

I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T. E n a b l i n g Quality I n n o va t i o n w i t h Servi c e

I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T. E n a b l i n g Quality I n n o va t i o n w i t h Servi c e I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T E n a b l i n g Quality I n n o va t i o n w i t h Servi c e V i r t u a lization a nd Netw or k Virtualization December 2014 Adapted from Worldwide Automated

More information

I D C M A R K E T S P O T L I G H T. T a m i n g D a t a M a n a g e m e nt Costs in a " C l o u d y" I T W o rld

I D C M A R K E T S P O T L I G H T. T a m i n g D a t a M a n a g e m e nt Costs in a  C l o u d y I T W o rld I D C M A R K E T S P O T L I G H T T a m i n g D a t a M a n a g e m e nt Costs in a " C l o u d y" I T W o rld June 2015 Adapted from IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2015 Predictions by Mary Johnston

More information

Worldwide Datacenter Automation Software 2013 Vendor Shares

Worldwide Datacenter Automation Software 2013 Vendor Shares COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS Worldwide Datacenter Automation Software 2013 Vendor Shares Mary Johnston Turner IDC OPINION In 2013, the worldwide datacenter automation software submarket of the workload scheduling

More information

Private Cloud: A Key Strategic Differentiator

Private Cloud: A Key Strategic Differentiator Automation and Orchestration Drive Virtualization into Private Clouds Table of Contents After Virtualization........................................3 Private Cloud: A Key Strategic Differentiator.................3

More information

Proactive and Predictive Virtualization Management Optimizes Datacenter Availability and Utilization

Proactive and Predictive Virtualization Management Optimizes Datacenter Availability and Utilization WHITE PAPER Proactive and Predictive Virtualization Management Optimizes Datacenter Availability and Utilization Sponsored by: Dell Mary Johnston Turner June 2014 IDC OPINION The management needs of today's

More information

Building the Business Case for Cloud: Real Ways Private Cloud Can Benefit Your Organization

Building the Business Case for Cloud: Real Ways Private Cloud Can Benefit Your Organization : Real Ways Private Cloud Can Benefit Your Organization In This Paper Leveraging cloud technology can help drive down costs while enabling service-oriented IT. Private and hybrid cloud approaches improve

More information

Global Headquarters: 5 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701 USA P.508.872.8200 F.508.935.4015 www.idc.com

Global Headquarters: 5 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701 USA P.508.872.8200 F.508.935.4015 www.idc.com Global Headquarters: 5 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701 USA P.508.872.8200 F.508.935.4015 www.idc.com C O M P E T I T I V E A N A L Y S I S W o r l d w i d e C l o u d S y s t e m s M a n a g e m e n

More information

Addressing Cloud, Mobile, and Workflow Efficiency Demands with the Next Generation of Multifunction Peripherals

Addressing Cloud, Mobile, and Workflow Efficiency Demands with the Next Generation of Multifunction Peripherals I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T Addressing Cloud, Mobile, and Workflow Efficiency Demands with the Next Generation of Multifunction Peripherals January 2013 Adapted from IDC MarketScape: U.S.

More information

Maintaining Business Continuity with Disk-Based Backup and Recovery Solutions

Maintaining Business Continuity with Disk-Based Backup and Recovery Solutions I D C V E N D O R S P O T L I G H T Maintaining Business Continuity with Disk-Based Backup and Recovery Solutions March 2008 Adapted from Worldwide Data Protection and Recovery Software 2007 2011 Forecast:

More information

W H I T E P A P E R O p t i m i z i n g D a t a c e n t e r a n d C l o u d P e r f o r m a n c e : T h e T e a m Q u e s t A p p r o a c h

W H I T E P A P E R O p t i m i z i n g D a t a c e n t e r a n d C l o u d P e r f o r m a n c e : T h e T e a m Q u e s t A p p r o a c h Global Headquarters: 5 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701 USA P.508.872.8200 F.508.935.4015 www.idc.com W H I T E P A P E R O p t i m i z i n g D a t a c e n t e r a n d C l o u d P e r f o r m a n c e

More information

Hybrid Cloud Delivery Managing Cloud Services from Request to Retirement SOLUTION WHITE PAPER

Hybrid Cloud Delivery Managing Cloud Services from Request to Retirement SOLUTION WHITE PAPER Hybrid Cloud Delivery Managing Cloud Services from Request to Retirement SOLUTION WHITE PAPER Contents Executive Summary................................................ 1 Hybrid Cloud Delivery..............................................

More information

Using Converged Infrastructure to Enable Rapid, Cost-Effective Private Cloud Deployments

Using Converged Infrastructure to Enable Rapid, Cost-Effective Private Cloud Deployments Sponsored by: VCE Authors: Richard L. Villars Matthew Marden June 2014 Business Value Highlights Customers using Vblock Systems as a platform for deploying private cloud workloads are realizing significant

More information

CA Virtual Management Suite. Jaromír Šlesinger jaromir.slesinger@ca.com

CA Virtual Management Suite. Jaromír Šlesinger jaromir.slesinger@ca.com CA Virtual Management Suite Jaromír Šlesinger jaromir.slesinger@ca.com Agenda 1 Virtualization and Virtualization Management 2 Typical Virtualization Cycles and Pressures 3 Discuss Your Virtualization

More information

Worldwide Cloud Systems Management Software 2012 Vendor Shares

Worldwide Cloud Systems Management Software 2012 Vendor Shares COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS Worldwide Cloud Systems Management Software 2012 Vendor Shares Mary Johnston Turner IDC OPINION Global Headquarters: 5 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701 USA P.508.872.8200 F.508.935.4015

More information

Thin Provisioning: Using Intelligent Storage Virtualization Technology for More Efficient Use of Storage Assets

Thin Provisioning: Using Intelligent Storage Virtualization Technology for More Efficient Use of Storage Assets I D C E X E C U T I V E B R I E F Thin Provisioning: Using Intelligent Storage Virtualization Technology for More Efficient Use of Storage Assets Global Headquarters: 5 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701

More information

Global Headquarters: 5 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701 USA P.508.872.8200 F.508.935.4015 www.idc.com

Global Headquarters: 5 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701 USA P.508.872.8200 F.508.935.4015 www.idc.com WHITE PAPER Intelligent Workload Management: Opportunities and Challenges Sponsored by: Novell Mary Johnston Turner Brett Waldman June 2010 Sally Hudson IDC OPINION Global Headquarters: 5 Speen Street

More information

I D C M A R K E T S P O T L I G H T

I D C M A R K E T S P O T L I G H T I D C M A R K E T S P O T L I G H T B u yi n g I n t o t h e C l o u d April 2015 By Marilyn Carr Sponsored by Ingram Micro and Microsoft This paper is part of a series developed by IDC to educate organizations

More information

I D C C U S T O M E R S P O T L I G H T

I D C C U S T O M E R S P O T L I G H T I D C C U S T O M E R S P O T L I G H T S a l e s f o rce Data.com Helps Standard Register E vo l ve t o C o m p e t e i n a Digital Marketplace October 2013 Sponsored by salesforce.com Introduction Standard

More information

SOLUTION WHITE PAPER. Building a flexible, intelligent cloud

SOLUTION WHITE PAPER. Building a flexible, intelligent cloud SOLUTION WHITE PAPER Building a flexible, intelligent cloud Table of Contents Executive summary 1 Building a hybrid cloud 2 Provision complete cloud services 3 Service catalog 3 The user portal 4 Multi-tier

More information

I D C M A R K E T S P O T L I G H T. C l o u d D e f i n itions and Opportunity

I D C M A R K E T S P O T L I G H T. C l o u d D e f i n itions and Opportunity I D C M A R K E T S P O T L I G H T C l o u d D e f i n itions and Opportunity April 2015 By Marilyn Carr Sponsored by Ingram Micro and Microsoft This paper is part of a series developed by IDC to educate

More information

SERVICE-DEFINED INFRASTRUCTURE WILL SHAPE FUTURE CONVERGED SYSTEMS MOVING TO THE HYBRID CLOUD REQUIRES INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION & UNIFIED MANAGEMENT

SERVICE-DEFINED INFRASTRUCTURE WILL SHAPE FUTURE CONVERGED SYSTEMS MOVING TO THE HYBRID CLOUD REQUIRES INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION & UNIFIED MANAGEMENT SERVICE-DEFINED INFRASTRUCTURE WILL SHAPE FUTURE CONVERGED SYSTEMS MOVING TO THE HYBRID CLOUD REQUIRES INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION & UNIFIED MANAGEMENT FOR HETEROGENEOUS ENVIRONMENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Many

More information

Driving workload automation across the enterprise

Driving workload automation across the enterprise IBM Software Thought Leadership White Paper October 2011 Driving workload automation across the enterprise Simplifying workload management in heterogeneous environments 2 Driving workload automation across

More information

CIO SUMMIT l LAS VEGAS

CIO SUMMIT l LAS VEGAS CIO SUMMIT l LAS VEGAS Copyright 2014 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 1 IT Transformation Facilitator: Tom Roloff, SVP Global Services, EMC Many Industries Face Structural Change 3 Today s Business

More information

Sponsored by: IBM. February 2010

Sponsored by: IBM. February 2010 W H I T E P A P E R L e v e r a g i n g a D y n a m i c A p p l i c a t i o n I n f r a s t r u c t u r e f o r E f f e c t i v e P r i v a t e C l o u d C o m p u t i n g Sponsored by: IBM Maureen Fleming

More information

HP CLOUDSYSTEM. A single platform for private, public, and hybrid clouds. Simply the most complete cloud system for enterprises and service providers

HP CLOUDSYSTEM. A single platform for private, public, and hybrid clouds. Simply the most complete cloud system for enterprises and service providers HP CLOUDSYSTEM A single platform for private, public, and hybrid clouds Simply the most complete cloud system for enterprises and service providers Solution brief It s a fact of life: cloud computing is

More information

W H I T E P A P E R T h e C r i t i c a l N e e d t o P r o t e c t M a i n f r a m e B u s i n e s s - C r i t i c a l A p p l i c a t i o n s

W H I T E P A P E R T h e C r i t i c a l N e e d t o P r o t e c t M a i n f r a m e B u s i n e s s - C r i t i c a l A p p l i c a t i o n s Global Headquarters: 5 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701 USA P.508.872.8200 F.508.935.4015 www.idc.com W H I T E P A P E R T h e C r i t i c a l N e e d t o P r o t e c t M a i n f r a m e B u s i n e

More information

Network Management Services: A Cost-Effective Approach to Complexity

Network Management Services: A Cost-Effective Approach to Complexity Global Headquarters: 5 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701 USA P.508.872.8200 F.508.935.4015 www.idc.com I D C E X E C U T I V E B R I E F Network Management Services: A Cost-Effective Approach to Complexity

More information

WHITE PAPER The Evolution of the Data Center and the Role of Virtualized Infrastructure and Unified 3D Management

WHITE PAPER The Evolution of the Data Center and the Role of Virtualized Infrastructure and Unified 3D Management WHITE PAPER The Evolution of the Data Center and the Role of Virtualized Infrastructure and Unified 3D Management Sponsored by: Hitachi Data Systems Laura DuBois October 2010 Marshall Amaldas EXECUTIVE

More information

U s i n g S D N - and NFV-based Servi c e s to M a x i m iz e C SP Reve n u e s a n d I n c r e ase

U s i n g S D N - and NFV-based Servi c e s to M a x i m iz e C SP Reve n u e s a n d I n c r e ase I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T U s i n g S D N - and NFV-based Servi c e s to M a x i m iz e C SP Reve n u e s a n d I n c r e ase Operational Efficiency March 2013 Adapted from Will New SDN

More information

CLOUDFORMS Open Hybrid Cloud

CLOUDFORMS Open Hybrid Cloud Open Hybrid Cloud Cloud Evolution statt Cloud Revolution Lutz Lange, RHCA, Solution Architect, Red Hat Frank Rosendahl, RHCA, Solution Architect, DASEQ GmbH Cloud Operations Management Delivers an Open

More information

Datacenter Management and Virtualization. Microsoft Corporation

Datacenter Management and Virtualization. Microsoft Corporation Datacenter Management and Virtualization Microsoft Corporation June 2010 The information contained in this document represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation on the issues discussed as of the

More information

Tivoli Workload Automation with Cloud Automating Complex Applications and Dynamic Distributed Workloads in the Cloud

Tivoli Workload Automation with Cloud Automating Complex Applications and Dynamic Distributed Workloads in the Cloud Research Report Tivoli Workload Automation with Cloud Automating Complex Applications and Introduction Running applications and workloads in virtualized/cloud environments presents new challenges for information

More information

IT AS A SERVICE BROKER

IT AS A SERVICE BROKER IT AS A SERVICE BROKER MIT Sloan CIO Symposium May 21, 2014 Thomas P. Roloff Senior Vice President EMC Global Services twitter: @TRoloff 1 Why Transformation? Business is Changing Faster Than IT Business

More information

I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T. R e a l iz i n g t he Benefits of Cloud While P r o t e c t i n g Enterprise Content

I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T. R e a l iz i n g t he Benefits of Cloud While P r o t e c t i n g Enterprise Content I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T C l o u d a n d Enterprise C ontent Management: R e a l iz i n g t he Benefits of Cloud While P r o t e c t i n g Enterprise Content September 2013 Adapted from

More information

Building Private & Hybrid Cloud Solutions

Building Private & Hybrid Cloud Solutions Solution Brief: Building Private & Hybrid Cloud Solutions WITH EGENERA CLOUD SUITE SOFTWARE Egenera, Inc. 80 Central St. Boxborough, MA 01719 Phone: 978.206.6300 www.egenera.com Introduction When most

More information

Agile Information Life-Cycle Management: Controlling Data Growth and Managing Complexity with Virtual Databases

Agile Information Life-Cycle Management: Controlling Data Growth and Managing Complexity with Virtual Databases I D C V E N D O R S P O T L I G H T Agile Information Life-Cycle Management: Controlling Data Growth and Managing Complexity with Virtual Databases April 2011 Adapted from The Critical Role of Database

More information

I D C V E N D O R S P O T L I G H T. T h e C h a n g i n g Public and Priva t e I a a S L a n d s c a p e in Canada

I D C V E N D O R S P O T L I G H T. T h e C h a n g i n g Public and Priva t e I a a S L a n d s c a p e in Canada I D C V E N D O R S P O T L I G H T T h e C h a n g i n g Public and Priva t e I a a S L a n d s c a p e in Canada April 2014 Mark Schrutt, Director, Services and Enterprise Applications Sponsored by IBM

More information

I D C V E N D O R S P O T L I G H T

I D C V E N D O R S P O T L I G H T I D C V E N D O R S P O T L I G H T R e c o ve r y i n t h e C l o u d July 2011 Adapted from The State of Business Continuity in End-User Environments in 2011 by Laura DuBois, Jean S. Bozman, and Eric

More information

BMC Digital Enterprise Management Powers Digital Business Transformation

BMC Digital Enterprise Management Powers Digital Business Transformation WHITE PAPER BMC Digital Enterprise Management Powers Digital Business Transformation Sponsored by: BMC Mary Johnston Turner September 2015 IDC OPINION IDC's research shows that business-driven initiatives

More information

I D C S P O T L I G H T. S e r vi c e T r a n s p a r e n c y: Adopting a Standard Ap p r o a c h f o r E va l u a t i n g C l o u d S e r vi c e s

I D C S P O T L I G H T. S e r vi c e T r a n s p a r e n c y: Adopting a Standard Ap p r o a c h f o r E va l u a t i n g C l o u d S e r vi c e s I D C S P O T L I G H T S e r vi c e T r a n s p a r e n c y: Adopting a Standard Ap p r o a c h f o r E va l u a t i n g C l o u d S e r vi c e s March 2012 Adapted from Worldwide and Regional Public

More information

Software-Defined Storage: What it Means for the IT Practitioner WHITE PAPER

Software-Defined Storage: What it Means for the IT Practitioner WHITE PAPER What it Means for the IT Practitioner WHITE PAPER Extending the Power of Virtualization to Storage Server virtualization has changed the way IT runs data centers across the world. According to Gartner,

More information

HP S POINT OF VIEW TO CLOUD

HP S POINT OF VIEW TO CLOUD HP S POINT OF VIEW TO CLOUD Frank Bloch Director Technology Consulting 2010 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice 3 GLOBAL MEGA

More information

Making the Business Case for HR Investments During Economic Crisis

Making the Business Case for HR Investments During Economic Crisis I D C V E N D O R S P O T L I G H T Making the Business Case for HR Investments During Economic Crisis March 2009 Adapted from Putting Performance at the Hub of the Talent Universe by Lisa Rowan, IDC #214468

More information

Worldwide Cloud Systems Management Software 2013 Vendor Shares

Worldwide Cloud Systems Management Software 2013 Vendor Shares COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS Worldwide Cloud Systems Management Software 2013 Vendor Shares Mary Johnston Turner IDC OPINION In 2013, the worldwide cloud systems management software competitive market showed very

More information