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As the information technology infrastructure evolves, with differing levels of abstraction and complexity, monitoring and managing it also becomes more difficult. With a revolving carousel of options encompassing servers, storage, on-premises operations and public cloud, the overall network can easily get overlooked. One tech evangelist and executive at unified monitoring software company CA Technologies Inc. thinks that’s a really bad idea.
“We are in the business of network management. Network is the most neglected component in the infrastructure,” said Sudip Datta (pictured), vice president and head of products at CA Technologies.
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Imagine the experience of driving today’s car without any dashboard. No speedometer, gas gauge, trouble lights or temperature controls. That’s the example that unified monitoring software company CA Technologies Inc. likes to use when describing the challenge facing network administrators who must manage an increasingly complex cloud and hybrid-information technology infrastructure.
“The IT team needs that visibility, that end-to-end unified view just like in a modern car to avoid any blind spots. You expect a unified view,” said Umair Khan (pictured), principal product marketing manager at CA Technologies.