Webinar Recap: shift to workload-centric Infrastructure Performance Management

Vikram Ramesh, Sr. Product Marketing Director –

Today, Virtual Instruments announced the results of a research study we commissioned with Forrester Consulting to investigate the state of IT infrastructure performance management. The study was conducted to help our team better understand the challenges IT departments are facing, as well as strategies for overcoming inefficient or labor-intensive performance management processes.

The study findings clearly demonstrated five trends that are making infrastructure performance and effective, holistic performance management major pain points for many organizations:

  • Resolving critical performance issues takes hours.
  • Poor communication and a lack of consensus hamper problem resolution.
  • Most respondents incorrectly believe their environments are dynamic.
  • Virtualization is making problem resolution more difficult.
  • Real-time data collection, advanced analytics and data correlation across domains are required to resolve problems in dynamic environments.

The full white paper with detailed analysis of the performance management study findings, as well as the webinar recording, is available on our website.

Beyond these key findings, the study asked IT professionals about the impact of implementing unified performance management tools in a simple, easy-to-learn user interface. The responses indicated that should IT departments adopt this type of solution, not only would IT staff productivity and job satisfaction increase, but there would also be a bump in both customer satisfaction for the end user and application performance. Bottom line? Unified performance management tools benefit both your employees and your customers – making such solutions compelling for IT professionals.

Based on the research findings, we shared the following learnings in our webinar:

  • “Good enough today” won’t work tomorrow. Infrastructure performance management helps you turn insight into foresight using analytics – preventing performance issues and allowing advanced planning for staffing during peak demand hours. Identifying problems is a great first step, but it is even better when you can take advantage of the metrics to prevent problems before they occur.
  • Tool features are important, but they are useless without access to those tools. To be most effective, features alone won’t solve any problems. Most critical is the means to expand access to the data across multiple siloes within an environment.
  • To achieve a dynamic environment, prepare for workload-centric infrastructure. To optimize IT spending, we need to move away from best-of-breed and siloed environments and look at our environments from a workload point of view. This approach will improve performance consistency and reliability in your environments, and eliminate the guesswork.

Want to hear more about the research findings? Watch the pre-recorded webinar for more information about the infrastructure performance management study.