Enterprise IT infrastructures are being transformed into dynamic, virtual infrastructures to
enable increased agility, lower costs, and higher service levels. However, while these new shared
infrastructures combine virtualization, resource aggregation, logical allocation, dynamic workload
relocation, and settings reconfiguration, they also introduce significant complexities to resource
management and capacity planning.
And while resource utilization data in a virtual infrastructure can be obtained using new,
virtual-aware techniques, this data alone is insufficient to manage, optimize, and plan the virtual
infrastructure. Unfortunately, many IT management tools and approaches were never designed
for these new environments and many traditional tools cannot keep up with the real-time changes
that occur in virtual environments. To manage and control virtual environments you need new
management tools and approaches.