Cloud Computing Best Practices: Shifting to Analytics Driven IT Operations
Originally published in Cloud Computing Best Practices (January 17, 2012).
IT is confronted with nearly 'insurmountable' amounts of data. While Cloud computing has paved the way to allow self-service provisioning, this actually increases the number of activities taking place outside of traditional IT operations. Due to the abstraction of cloud activities, IT now lacks visibility into events that take place beyond their jurisdiction.
IT today remains stuck with manual and static approaches for confronting large data challenges. As IT is tasked with supporting an organization's technology infrastructure, this situation exposes IT (and really the business) to potentially catastrophic risks, through an inability to know what is happening in the IT environment.
To take on today's complex state of operations and dynamics, IT needs to make a paradigm switch, applying automated analytics to the changing, overwhelming amounts of collected data, analyzing it and then presenting it to IT ops in an actionable format.
See the original article at: http://cloudbestpractices.net/2012/01/17/shifting-to-analytics-driven-it-operations/