“We’ve reduced the total cost of ownership for business-critical applications by 42%.”
As an Operations professional, you’re always on the firing line. When performance and availability issues rear their ugly heads, or when resource constraints delay projects, you get the call. You’re managing dozens of different application platforms, with different middleware versions and when App Dev hands you a new production application, you’ve got to re-write all the deployment scripts to add in the Standard Operating Environment (SOE) for production. Then the application has to be sent back to App Dev for fixes because it was never tested with your production SOE and the business sees you as the bottleneck. And it’s no fun. To top it all off, you have the responsibility for maintaining the governance, compliance and security across development, test and production environments.
Cloud IT Governance: More Than Infrastructure Compliance
Your CIO wants to embrace Cloud IT Transformation to increase business agility and stop the Shadow IT that is increasing as business users bypass you to get the on-demand, self-service experience provided by public cloud providers. You’ve created your first Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) private cloud and now you’re trying to figure out the best way to insure governance at the application level, because you know that simply having compliant, secure infrastructure won’t cut it. Business users and developers could use their newfound freedom to deploy applications and platforms that use customer data into public clouds if you don’t have the ability to enforce compliance and security at the level of the application platform. You’ve got infrastructure level IT compliance and configuration management systems for your data centers, but what good is that if the business can just choose to deploy applications in public clouds? How can you give the business an “everything as a service IT” experience without the possibility of business users and developers just doing bad things faster and your phone ringing off the hook?
“Everything as a service IT” Requires Flexible, Enforceable Policy
Transform to an agile cloud IT operating model with the ServiceMesh Agility platform. With the Agility Platform, you’ll get an extensible policy engine that let’s you define IT governance, compliance and security policy across private, public and hybrid cloud environments as well as the full lifecycle of your applications. Forget about solutions that simply replicate your current, inefficient IT operating model in complex workflows with manual actions and approvals. It’s an unmaintainable approach and it doesn’t enable self-service. With Agility, you define simple policies that ensure business users and developers to automatically deploy applications, applications platforms and services to the right clouds, at the right time, across the application lifecycle.
Speed Time To Market While Meeting Performance SLAs
With the ServiceMesh Agility platform, your platform engineers can work with development architects to define common application platforms (CAPs) that will reduce the plethora of platforms and middleware component versions you currently manage. You’ll reduce the total cost of ownership for business critical applications, while bringing new releases to market faster since they’ll be developed with your production SOE. You’ll also meet your SLAs because application bugs will be caught earlier in the development lifecycle instead of in your production environments. You can also cost effectively meet any change in performance demand by automatically scaling production applications up/down/out with integrated performance monitoring triggering the scaling policies you define. You’ll also be happy to know that the ServiceMesh Agility platform works with your existing IT ecosystem tools, so there is no “rip and replace” required.