Cost Optimizing Multi-Platform Data Centers Using IT Business Intelligence


When the CIOs look at their own data centers or at the constantly growing list of demands from the business side of the organization, the picture they get is one of complexity. The number, size and complexity of traditional data centers is growing dramatically. Open systems under the CIO’s control may number in the tens of thousands, while mainframe systems they’re responsible for are expected to handle growing workloads. It becomes almost impossible to gain an adequate overview of this vast conglomeration of computers – or even to ensure that they deliver exactly what is needed to maintain the competitive edge of the company. This situation challenges anyone’s ability to manage efficiently and effectively – there just isn’t the transparency needed to do so. Aggravating the problem is the fact that expert skills are becoming harder and harder to recruit.

How does IT keep the business running, support new services, and cut costs at the same time? And what solutions are out there to help make this happen?