At AnotherTrail, we see the needs and values of automation between applications, systems, storage and networks abstraction layers. This is the future of IT.
We see more and more the requirement to add 3 key points:
- An intelligence that can anticipate situations and use-cases requiring changes, tuning of an infrastructure. Yes it includes machine-learning techniques, and workflows of scenarios
- Correlating events from the different elements at network & security levels in order to detect “strange” behaviors that could match with intents to break/attack
- Capacity to check the compliance in a visual manner on a regular basis, and discover differences. This is what we call the “Polaroïd ™ of the virtual world”
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The transformation of today’s modern datacenter is happening as we speak. It’s not coming; it’s here. Of course, this is partly a result of organizations wanting to capitalize on new advances in technology. But, the major driver of this transformation, is more about how people are expecting to consume IT services, and how organizations are re-designing their IT infrastructure to efficiently deliver these services to their customers.
Everywhere we look today: compute, storage, network, applications – all are being offered as a service, whether by the vendor that sells them, or the datacenter that consumes them. What enterprise software company is not delivering their software as a service? What service provider is not thinking of deploying network functions in software? What storage company is not building software-defined storage systems? The major challenge that everyone faces is in delivering these services on an infrastructure that is agile, cost-effective, and scalable.