The to-do list to make Private Cloud work
Unified infrastructure management
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Change is the hardest thing that IT has to do, but it's a fact of life. How you deal with fundamental change can have a massive impact on the overall performance of the business, on user satisfaction and on how IT is valued. This is particularly true when there are a whole bunch of complex systems in place. You've just got them working, or at least stopped people complaining too much. Suddenly there's a new big idea, and a new set of tools and change management processes to consider.
Get private cloud right, and the rewards are plentiful – a much more effective use of the IT infrastructure and assets, a better performing business and happier users. But get it wrong and things may spiral out of control – where IT is not able to move with the business it risks being cut out of the loop as external services become ever easier to access.
If you're finding it's taking a bit too long to respond, or that things break when changed or just that there are too many things going on to try to deal with it all, then you need to consolidate and integrate the way you handle change. Building an end-to-end service management system may not be on the cards, but there is still a lot that can be done right now to tie things together. On February 28th The Register’s Tim Phillips was joined by Freeform Dynamic analyst Andrew Buss and CA Technologies’ Patrick Ancipink and they went through the top of that to-do list. They looked at unifying the building blocks of the data centre – servers, storage and networking. Our experts shared best practices on how these things can work together to avoid requiring three separate systems and teams to make change happen.
This free event is now available as an on-demand version here.