Many network and systems management vendor executives have high expectations regarding the continued maturity of virtualization and cloud computing within the enterprise and, along with that, a better understanding of the management challenges and how to go about addressing those effectively. In this article on Network World, the predictions of Srinivas Ramanathan, CEO of performance monitoring company eG Innovations, concerning the networking world are discussed. Ramanathan says the key factor determining the success of these technologies will be the total cost of ownership (TCO).
“‘The lower the TCO, the greater the chance of adoption. By proactively alerting administrators to problems, pointing to bottleneck areas and suggesting means of optimizing the infrastructure, management technologies will play a central role in ensuring that these technologies are successful,’ he writes.”