Who's in control?

With business continuing to embrace cloud-based platforms and virtual networks, how can these systems be better managed to deliver efficiency gains and cost savings?…‘Handing over’ your network services to a hosted provider doesn’t therefore mean you also hand over total control. IT managers looking to manage their own virtualisation technology will still need a broad set of skills.

Aside from being fully trained on the virtualisation technology itself, they will also need to understand how to run their own data centre to ensure optimisation at all times. This will include specialised knowledge on how to properly maintain storage and computing resource, how to manage the networking layer, and how to adapt server operating systems, to interface with the virtualisation technology.
Martin Saunders, Marketing Director at Claranet UK