In recent years, physical server numbers have remained static but virtual server numbers continue to soar – and that means massive increases in the management costs of looking after those virtual server estates. Converged systems are supposed to fix the problem: but do they?
Tony is an IT operations guru. As an ex-IT manager with an insatiable thirst for knowledge, his extensive vendor briefing agenda makes him one of the most well informed analysts in the industry, particularly on the diversity of solutions and approaches available to tackle key operational requirements. If you are a vendor talking about a new offering, be very careful about describing it to Tony as ‘unique’, because if it isn’t, he’ll probably know.