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Physical, Virtual … Cloud – Upcoming EMA Research


Cloud is still a rapidly evolving discipline, with currently many organizations thinking about how to get started or how to take their limited cloud environment to the next level. These organizations are faced with two general challenges. They have to a) get their own house – data center – in order and b) identify a [...]



By | July 18th, 2012|IT Management, Systems Management, Torsten Volk|0 Comments

EMA Radar for Workload Automation 2012 – Key Findings


During this year’s research for the 2012 EMA Workload Automation (WLA) Radar Report, we encountered a number of very interesting core findings. These research results mostly originated from dozens of conversations with end customers, who have been using WLA software for many years and sometimes even for decades. WLA, by definition, is a mature discipline, [...]



By | June 14th, 2012|IT Management, Systems Management, Torsten Volk|0 Comments

IBM Pulse 2012: Visibility – Control – Automation


Every March, IBM invites customers and analysts to its annual Pulse user conference. This year, Pulse was all about the more efficient delivery of IT services, a concept that is usually referred to as “cloud”. Since cloud has developed into a term that, due to its overuse, is often frowned upon, to say the least, [...]



By | March 28th, 2012|IT Management, Systems Management, Torsten Volk|0 Comments

Innovation in Enterprise IT


A friend of mine recently asked why I am even still interested in enterprise computing when all the innovation is happening within the consumer electronics sector. Smartphones, tablet computers, e-book readers, and audio streaming devices have changed the way we live our daily lives. Now that I read the NYTimes on my iPad, I get [...]



By | January 3rd, 2012|IT Management, Torsten Volk|0 Comments

Workload Automation: A Future Outlook


Almost all of today’s business processes are supported and complemented by enterprise IT applications. These applications are often business-critical and therefore tied to strict Service Level Agreements (SLAs). Most enterprises utilize sophisticated monitoring tools to track system health on the application, operating system, hypervisor, hardware, network resources, and storage levels. These health monitoring tools send [...]



By | November 7th, 2011|IT Management, Torsten Volk|0 Comments
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