Automated Fault Triage for the Modern Data Center
Rapid change in the modern data center is extremely challenging for IT Operations teams to manage. In a relatively short time, the data center paradigm has shifted from physical servers to virtual – and now beyond virtual machines to highly complex and ephemeral containers and microservices, as compute architectures evolve rapidly. Below the compute layer, the underlying networking support fabric is also becoming more complex and virtualized, with Software Defined Networking (SDN) bringing new flexibility to the architect while posing new challenges for IT Operations teams.
With the speed of change and reconfigurations in today’s data centers, ‘day two’ operational support is now extremely complex and manual processes are inadequate, yet today there remain far too many manual troubleshooting processes involving laborious diagnostics with outdated tools. Decision-making must be automated, since human operators can no longer keep up with the pace of change.