Don’t Navigate the Cloud without a Map
Transitioning from traditional data centers to private, hybrid and public clouds has the potential to increase agility while reducing expenses. But now that some of the hype has receded, it is clear that not every application is ready for the cloud. For the wrong application, the risks may well outweigh the benefits.
Before you make the decision to migrate to the cloud, you need to understand whether the architecture will function well in a virtualized, automatically-provisioned environment. You need to detect areas where the additional latency might cause unacceptable service levels or disruptions. After deployment, it is critical that you understand the potential impact of any change before it is made – no easy task in the increasingly opaque cloud environment.
The key to a successful cloud initiative is an accurate picture of how business services are supported by IT infrastructure. Many organizations have a configuration database, or a simple spreadsheet, that details their service delivery architecture. But after the initial effort, they are rarely updated. So at the critical moment, manual service catalogs are rarely accurate or useful.
Would your Cloud initiative be more successful if you could:
- See which load balancers, web servers, application servers, DB servers and ports were used by every business application?
- View a complete picture of each of the business services in your applications?
- Consult a visual map to understand your IT landscape?
- Be certain that your service map was always accurate and up to date?
- Simulate IT changes and understand the potential impact on the business?
- Audit and report on changes instantly?
VNT IlluminIT delivers all of this, and more.
IluminIT™ for Change Management
To realize the benefits of the cloud, companies need a comprehensive map of their business services that is accurate at all times. IlluminIT offers an automatic mapping solution that dynamically discovers your business services and links them to the correct infrastructure components. It automatically detects changes and keeps the map and configuration databases up to date. With IlluminIT, you can finally manage incidents, changes, and new developments at the service level – and at the speed of business. Contact us to evaluate IlluminIT today.