In this ESG Video Capsule, ESG Analyst Edwin Yuen ESG Analyst discusses what is covered by the term Systems Management and what it means for the future of IT.
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Edwin: Hi my name is Edwin Yuen and I am the analyst for systems management here at Enterprise Strategy Group. When we talk about systems management it's actually a really interesting area. I like to say that it's wide and very diverse because it can cover everything from traditional on premise technologies, the ones that we've used for a number of years to do everything from application performance monitoring to regular management of systems all the way to developing and working with the technologies around deploying application. Now we're seeing that extend up into new Cloud based technologies where we're seeing a great wide variety of companies that are coming in and developing new ways of covering our systems management technologies. Not only is it wide and diverse but it really does span a wide variety or a large area of different architectures.
We're seeing a movement of technologies from on premises to into the Cloud and so called hybrid technology. We're seeing that start in the Cloud, those Cloud borne technologies that I spoke of, and seeing them work their way down into the on premises environment. Then, we're seeing both of those environments really spread horizontally to cover different technologies such as application development, or Dev Ops as many people are calling it, all the way down to traditional virtualization technologies. It really is a synergy of different products and architectures that are broadly called hybrid Cloud or hybrid IT.
There's a real question of what exactly is hybrid. How does it apply? When do the vendors see it and when do customers see it? How are people actually using hybrid Cloud? Then, another really big question is what is the application of hybrid Cloud and its technologies. Are we better off using unified platforms that bring everything together and provide a consistency of interfaces, or are we better off looking at an optimized solution where we get different disparate technologies that maybe have a little bit more functionality at the specific levels? How we use all these technologies, how we apply it, both to the breadth and the depth of technologies are really the challenges facing everybody in the industries, and that's the area that I'll be focusing on in the coming months.