By Raj Patel, Sr. Director, Corporate and Field Marketing
One of the observations we continue to see from our customers and partners is that data centers are perpetually shifting and transforming—there really is no end-state. It just so happens that the shift occurring right now could be one of the most impactful to ever hit corporate IT teams – the move to cloud. Here’s a direct excerpt from a Gartner release discussing their report on IT spending as it relates to moving to the cloud.
Gartner report: More than $1 trillion in IT spending will be directly or indirectly affected by the shift to cloud during the next five years, said Gartner, Inc. This will make cloud computing one of the most disruptive forces of IT spending since the early days of the digital age.
Not since the advent of colocation and client-server models have IT teams been faced with such a change to managing computing environments. To confidently manage this change, corporate IT departments are relying on us to provide the right analytics, insights and answers. And we’re seeing this demand worldwide. Universally, IT teams needs to understand their IT infrastructure performance as it relates to their application workloads—now more than ever as enterprises look to integrate with public clouds.
Our work with customers and partners is defined by how we enable them to remain agile to support their ever-changing businesses. This demand combined with the maturity of our enterprise proven solutions is bringing us to an inflection point.
We are excited to welcome seasoned industry veteran Ray Villeneuve as our new president of Virtual Instruments. His charter is to help us expand and grow globally. With more than 30 years of experience, Ray has an impressive track record for helping companies grow and transform. He is known for his global expansion strategies, success, and business acumen.
Ray’s appointment is just the first in a line of exciting developments we have before us. We’re continuing to build the team in key areas of leadership and expertise. We’re excited for what’s to come. Stay tuned for more.