"Customers across all industries are transitioning to the 3rd Platform, where IT organizations are seeking to leverage mobile, social, cloud, and big data solutions to drive business value. At the same time, the pace at which the business operates is continually accelerating; thus, it is critical that companies be able to connect seamlessly with their customers, utilize real-time data analytics in decision making, and improve the productivity of their own workforce. These trends are placing greater demands on IT, and enterprises need to simplify IT operations to succeed in the next era..."
"Medium to large organizations often struggle with the complexity of server operations as well as the physical aspects of connecting these servers to the enterprise infrastructure as their infrastructure grows. Over the years, they have accumulated different types and models of servers with different procedures, different upgrade cycles, and other requirements that complicate the work of the IT department..."
"Today, a company's datacenter is tightly integrated with its day-to-day business operations. Companies are increasingly looking to their IT as a means to gain a competitive advantage in the market rather than simply as a means of supporting business functions. IT applications and services have become a critical element in how companies interact with their customers, deliver new products and services, and improve their own workforce productivity..."