The heartbeat of any organization is in the Data Center. Employees, partners, and customers rely on data and resources in the Data Center to effectively create, collaborate, and interact. Over the last decade, the rise of Internet and Web-based technologies has made the data center more strategic than ever, improving productivity, enhancing business processes, and accelerating change. Data center managers face several challenges in fulfilling these goals. The disparate infrastructures supporting different application “islands” are difficult to change or expand and expensive to manage, integrate, secure, and back up. They need a resilient infrastructure that consistently protects diverse applications and services against disruptions and security attacks.
The ultimate goal is an agile infrastructure that can incorporate ongoing improvements in computer, storage, networking and application technologies, and empowers IT to support changing business processes.
Using consolidation and virtualization technologies from multiple vendors, MAGMA3C enables IT organizations to turn computing and storage resources from monolithic systems into a “service-centric” shared pool of resources consisting standardized components that can be dynamically aggregated, tiered, provisioned, and accessed through an intelligent network.