By Manoj Raisinghani, Senior Director, HP Software Product Marketing
Within IT we admit that we are in a ‘pressure cooker’. Business demands consistency and agility in how IT releases applications and creates services, as well as quicker response times on operations and issues, and easy-to-use, low-cost services.
Never mind that IT is burdened by its legacy systems and processes — not to mention its critical responsibility for security and overall resiliency — IT is in competition with new and more nimble external providers. In its relentless drive to get things done, parts of the business ignore risks to data or IP and buy outside services or even create shadow IT teams. To retain control and offer value, IT must move faster or risk becoming irrelevant to the business.
We all recognize that IT is stretched thin. If your IT organization is like most, it probably spends most of its time just keeping the lights on. By constantly operating in a manual, reactive state, IT is unable to find time to nurture new ideas or quickly adopt new technologies. Most enterprise IT leaders indicate to us that they are missing opportunities to adopt newer business models, or that they’re doing it too late and fail to achieve first mover advantage.
How does IT break out of its traditional silos and transform into the agile, proactive services organization business requires?
We believe there are two key fundamentals needed to make this transformation – first robust interconnects and orchestration between the various components within the IT domain whether it is the datacenter or cloud and second, the data and intelligence that can be shared between the those components so as to build the efficiency. Remember there is a huge amount of good data that flows through the IT systems. Harnessing big data analytics radically changes the game, by infusing the entire IT lifecycle with actionable knowledge that is systematically driven by meaningful data — what HP together with the robust orchestration calls Connected Intelligence.
How to use Connected Intelligence
It’s a hot topic that addresses and rapidly solves many of the most pervasive and systemic challenges IT organizations face. At VMworld this year, I will present practical use cases for Connected Intelligence, including how you can transform service delivery by applying the principles of the Orchestrated Datacenter to automate the full stack and orchestrate the operations lifecycle. We will look at few typical use cases where the use of data analytics can help IT speed up and provide consistency in application releases streamlining development and operations on-premise and in the cloud.
Our HP point of view is that IT needs to look beyond the traditional type of structured data that’s typically stored in rows and columns in databases and applications like ERP and CRM. This makes up just 10% of all corporate data. Connected intelligence also melds high-velocity machine data from sensors, monitors and feeds, and human information from email, social media, documents and other files.
At VMworld 2014, HP is demonstrating how Connected Intelligence, propelled by automation, analytics and user experience, enables IT organizations to:
Transform how quickly it delivers new or updated business services through automation and process orchestration, and ultimately self-service cloud delivery with rapid provisioning and full service lifecycle management
Deliver services that are optimized for cost, align with business requirements and achieve targeted service levels
Assure that business services are monitored and managed in a way that meets requirements for “always on” IT infrastructure.
In addition to showing how Connected Intelligence empowers DevOps, we will also cover how IT can use actionable knowledge to move towards ticketless IT service management which is social and scalable, and how performance monitoring and timely analytics delivers predictive and precise root cause identification of problems.
Learn more at VMworld 2014
IT is in an era of high stakes with big risks, but also the potential for huge rewards. Connected Intelligence generates actionable knowledge that can drive new opportunities, more satisfied customers and greater efficiencies. Come by VMworld 2014 HP Booth #1005 and be sure to catch my sessions during these times: