From early mainframe roots to today’s hybrid cloud, the compulsion never wanes to progressively automate each every aspect of operations.
The motivations have been compelling: use fewer people, faster responses, be more efficient, make outcomes more predictable, and make services resilient.
But the obstacles have also been considerable: both technological and operational.
With the arrival of vSphere 6.0, a nice chunk of new technology has been introduced to help automate perhaps the most difficult part of the data center – storage.
It's worth digging into these new storage automation features: why they are needed, how they work, and why they should be seriously considered.