Data centers are evolving swiftly to meet new demands. To respond to changing business needs and maintain a competitive edge, enterprises are expanding their IT resources so they can quickly deploy newly developed applications while still supporting legacy workloads.

Unfortunately, these data center changes often result in larger, more complex IT infrastructure environments that are challenging to support. IT administrators must continuously monitor, manage, and update specialized hardware and software solutions. In some cases, IT groups need to invest in costly additional training to ensure staff members understand how to use and manage the latest technologies. It’s no surprise that 37 percent of executives say the majority of their IT budget is spent on maintenance and ongoing management alone.