Virtualization introduces new levels of complexity to today’s data centers, which are already a complex ecosystem of components that are both separate and highly reliant on one another. Rather than functioning as more or less as independent islands of resources, today’s data centers operate as cohesive delivery platforms.
Optimizing performance and availability in such an environment requires a new approach to operations management. Issues are often rooted in the interactions between components, so IT can no longer simply monitor and troubleshoot each component individually. Instead, identifying and fixing problems requires perspective—perspective across the data center and across time. This white paper explains the three steps to gaining that perspective.