How intelligent workload management tools can help IT admins cut through cloud complexity
ComputerWeekly: IT administrators have to manage an increasingly complex and varied range of application types and IT environments, and intelligent workload management tools offer a helping hand with that
The pace of digital transformation has notably picked up in the past decade, as enterprises invest in technology to retain their competitive edge and avoid having their market share eroded by disruptive newcomers.
Organisations' ability to out-innovate their competitors in this way often requires a full-scale modernisation of the IT infrastructure stack underpinning their operations so they are better positioned to respond to the changing needs of their customers.
For many enterprises, this process of modernisation has seen them look to invest in making their private, virtualised datacentres and server rooms more agile, responsive and easier to manage by investing in software-defined networking (SDN) technologies and automation tools.
Careful consideration required
Given the variety of tools, technologies and approaches that enterprises can take, it is important that CIOs take the time to properly assess their options, says Dave Locke, chief technology advisor for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at IT services provider World Wide Technology (WWT).
"Intelligent workload management tools are now comprised of a diverse ecosystem of vendors, where only the integration of multiple tools gives enterprises a sufficiently intelligent view of their workloads," he says.