In today's application-driven business, IT can operate at a competitive speed only if services, applications, systems and networks become more agile. Virtualization and the cloud have decreased the speed of application and system deployments to minutes and seconds. Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) bring agility to the network domain but will stretch network processes. Legacy management solutions, which rely heavily on manual processes, will not be adequate in next-generation networks. IT management software must seize the opportunity to completely redefine infrastructure management to make it as agile as SDN/NFV-based networks.
Sponsor: CA Technologies