We rely on the maximum uptime of critical apps.
IT departments today are challenged to manage complex technology and critical business applications without a corresponding increase in staff or systems resources. A common question:
How do I cost-effectively manage my applications and infrastructure and still ensure that they are available to my end users 24x7x365?
Other business challenges include improving application uptime and reliability while downsizing staff, using technology to support the business and grow profits (increase revenues and improve efficiencies), improving overall end-user satisfaction with technology services, and deploying new applications and services with reduced resources.
Did you know?
- Distributed applications can extend over different devices with different operating systems. For example, a supply-chain application may have web servers running on Windows/Intel-based devices and databases servers running on larger UNIX machines. Managing these applications requires not only application-specific skills but also specialists in both Windows and UNIX operating systems. Consequently, an administrator today can easily cost an organization over $100K/yr in fully loaded salary and benefits.
- A major Wall Street financial institution estimates that the operating costs of managing a server is between 8-9 times the associated capital costs of that device. In such a scenario, a server that initially cost $5,000 can easily end up costing $40,000 to $45,000 per year to manage.
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