“What's the first thing you remember?”
“Oh, let's see...The first thing that comes into my head, you mean?”
“No - the first thing you remember.”
“Ah. (Pause.) No, it's no good, it's gone. It was a long time ago.”
“You don't get my meaning. What is the first thing after all the things you've forgotten?”
“Oh. I see. (Pause.) I've forgotten the question.”
“How long have you suffered from a bad memory?”
“Are you happy?”
“Content? At ease?”
“I suppose so.”
“What are you going to do now?”
“I don't know. What do you want to do?”
These lines from Act 1 of Tom Stoppard’s play “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” were the first thing I remembered this morning. And they made me think of you.
So much of IT seems to be fundamentally driven by three factors:
- Best practices - can we remember what worked and make it repeatable?
- Meeting service demands - are we delivering both performance and availability?
- Transformation - how will we innovate and support new trends in IT?
From where I sit these ideas are neither earthshaking nor trivial details. I’m a big believer in finding the optimal way to do things, and sticking to that path most of the time, but occasionally trying something completely different. You should see me load the dishwasher sometime - it’s a time-honed model of performance management in action.
Here at Riverbed, we find the best ways to help solve your IT challenges.
Developing best practices requires analyzing your environment, providing both executive-level reporting and packet-level detail on what has transpired. You’ll need a comprehensive approach to performance management that can isolate problems and help you resolve them faster.
All of this gives us the insight to meet the extreme service demands of a hyper-converged world by building a tuned, high performance environment, and getting maximum efficiency from your existing resources. One where you have control over how things are done and can most easily direct traffic and prioritize your results. Not least, you need to keep business uninterrupted.
Not least, we help you with transformation needed to build a flexible infrastructure, based on a reduced number of scalable data centers, and reduce the IT footprint in your remote offices at the same time. You can readily provision new services and new service models, accomodate hot trends like BYOD, VDI, Big Data, Cloud, software-defined networks (SDN), and software-defined data centers (SDDC.)
So, what do you remember? Are you content? And what are you going to do now?