Managing IT infrastructure is not only complex and labor intensive,
it’s also costly. At each stage of the process, engineers, maintenance
technicians, and others have to be available to perform essential tasks.
Organizations need to be able to meet the salary needs of these
experts. On top of that, ensuring proper coordination and resource
deployment demands necessitates increased management costs.
Monitoring and visibility issues are likewise potential problems in
traditional configuration. Traditional infrastructure configuration
relies on multiple individuals or teams, creating inconsistency and
often making monitoring and performance optimization extremely
difficult. That inconsistency can also lead to problems of
misconfiguration where an incorrect parameter is used which can result
in potentially serious consequences. Misconfiguration has been blamed
for many high-profile outages of systems that affect many people.
Finally, because manual configuration depends on system
administrators to set up new servers, it responds slowly to increased
demand. As need for resources spikes, manual configuration can prevent
effective scaling and make it difficult for businesses to handle the
increased load. And, without available back-up servers, then application