When replacing the legacy systems, robust and flexible infrastructure including as-a-Service business tools is the requirement. The current options give the choice for converged or engineered systems which can be altered and tailored as per the Organizational demands, or the cloud-like scaling models which can enable the Organizations to be a part of much wider network offering scalability. Even, the companies looking for excellent affordability with the existing applications may consider public cloud services. With these 3 available choices, it is good to look into the strengths and weaknesses of each technology:
- Converged Or Engineered Systems:
- Private Cloud System:
- Public Cloud System:
What Do The Organizations Do?
In reality, the organizations have a mix of all the above platforms for its operations. It introduces more issues. While there are software solutions looking to resolve the platform specific problems from end-to-end, it is difficult to implement the resolve for a hybrid mix of such platforms. From an end-user perspective, response time is important. It is vendor’s business to offer the uninterrupted connect with the highest possible speed. How? The business users do not care for. Thus, it is recommended to have a single platform, which can be monitored with perfection, and the management in turn gets easier.
What Should Management Software Do?
It works as an agent that takes care of the implemented platform service from end to end. This includes the monitoring of the established connections, reporting of any under-speed connection, resource utilization, network congestion and the problems if any. In short, the software typically can be characterized with the following features:
- There must be several channels to resolve the issue. For example, for a congested network, the management software will be responsible to divert the data traffic to the low congested network. Alternatively, some of the load may be transferred to another virtual machine which can enhance the response time. As another resort, the management software may look into shifting the storage that creates more speed for processing. Thus, for a single problem, there should be multiple solutions.
- The existing system vendors are currently trying to have their products address the management issue. In parallel, there are data center infrastructure vendors who are adding monitoring and management facilities to their data centers. The business must take a decision on which one suits it the best.
The recommended vendors in the current market include major players like CA Technologies, IBM and BMC Software.