This blog post is part 2 of my discussion on Active IQ. For background, read part 1.
This year’s early technology predictions have all had one consistent point: forecasting growth in the adoption of multicloud. Many organizations have invested in cloud for the speed, automation, flexibility, and elasticity that it brings. However, the cloud still presents the challenges of operational visibility and management of risk. I have spent years working with operations across multiple systems in different locations, and I quickly learned that consistent control, management, and data planes are highly desirable features. The same is true for cloud, and the same rules apply for data movement, protection, duplication, and security, as applied in a brick-and-mortar data center. Across the edge, the core, and the cloud, people want a consistent, repeatable, predictable set of functions and rules that follow an operation however it changes over time.
Here’s some good news: Active IQ supports cloud operations. If you’re running NetApp Cloud Volumes in AWS or in Azure, you can capture the telemetry and use Active IQ to display analytics and insights for your operations in the cloud. My mantra has always been, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” Active IQ gives you this capability across the edge, the core, and the cloud.
If you have a multivendor, multicloud operation, the challenges increase, but you can complement Active IQ with NetApp Cloud Insights to overcome those challenges. By using Cloud Insights, you can quickly achieve full stack monitoring. Now my mantra applies: “You can measure it, and you can manage it from anywhere.”
Several other “big-ticket” features are worthy of deeper investigation. For example, with Active IQ, you get a unified dashboard with a single view of your entire operation, including:
Laurence is responsible for driving market awareness for NetApp’s products across EMEA. His focus is on business growth and aligning NetApp’s offerings with customer and market needs. Laurence works across all of NetApp’s products and has an in-depth understanding of diverse customer requirements to deliver value across the entire range of the product suite. Working with a dedicated and experienced team, he now assists in developing and implementing campaigns that support the positioning of NetApp’s Cloud Infrastructure products. Laurence has many years’ experience working with all aspects of Enterprise IT and held roles at Oracle, Sun Microsystems and StorageTek. For nearly 20 years he was Principal IT Consultant at the UK Meteorological Office.