DCN February 2017 - Page 34

infrastrucure management THE APP CENTRIC APPROACH Businesses are transforming the way they work, with this digital transformation making companies increasingly dependent on hundreds – or in some cases thousands – of applications which power every imaginable business process. This boom in applications can create an infrastructure management headache, which often leads to management storage to the lowest common denominator. However, this approach tends to be exceedingly expensive and painfully inefficient. Rich Fenton, UK and Ireland systems engineering manager, Nimble Storage, looks at how organisations can deploy a policy framework which will allow them to treat each application according to its bespoke requirements, without the management headache. 34