Infrastructure leaders face the daunting task of keeping up with the business at the same time dealing with a technology landscape that is changing at a relentless pace.
Gone are the days when the only thing we had to manage was the data center. Today’s businesses are demanding that infrastructure leaders orchestrate internal and external systems and services in an efficient and effective manner.
The one thing we can count on in our line of work is that everything in our environment will land into one of three system states:
- Legacy systems – Those that you just can’t seem to get rid of. They are getting more expensive by the day and are distracting from other work.
- Steady State – The core production systems that are running your business and need most of your attention.
- Inbound Projects – The laundry list of requests for resources to support initiatives ranging from the well thought-out and resourced, to the unfunded science project that failed to account for any of the supporting infrastructure.