Modern companies are looking for technologies that transform their IT departments into agile business units capable of delivering continuous application availability through updates and upgrades. Well-managed change can enable greater efficiencies along with more reliable and secure delivery of services.
Performance is central to delivering an excellent user application experience. Maintaining performance while scaling an application ecosystem is critical to ensuring that response times meet service-level agreements (SLAs) for financial and supply chain management, among other functions. Application administration teams must have the confidence to deploy copies of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems while providing a highly responsive experience for end users, developers, and other groups. The automation of routine tasks such as provisioning ERP systems means a faster time-to-value, an increase in operational efficiencies, and delivery of a more reliable product.
Application resiliency is the ability of all layers in the application stack to react to unplanned problems and still provide the best possible service. The modern application system must include a broad range of resiliency capabilities, high availability (HA), and protection solutions that provide optimal application uptime.
Traditionally, IT teams have selected the individual components of an application infrastructure separately. Because the approach does not always deliver the expected results, many IT teams now look for integrated solutions that have been pretested and precertified and can be accurately sized to meet their business requirements. Dell EMCTM Ready Solutions such as the Ready Bundle for SAP Landscapes deliver integrated compute, networking, and storage in one system.