The fact that almost one third of organizations are ready to migrate to a different WLA platform, despite the well-known unpleasantness of this effort, demonstrates that there is much homework to do for WLA vendors at this specific point in time.
Boulder, CO (PRWEB) September 17, 2013
Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading IT and data management research and consulting firm, today released its latest research report entitled, “Workload Automation in an Era of Cloud, Analytics, Enterprise Mobility, DevOps and Big Data.” Based on research criteria defined by EMA Research Director, Systems Management, Torsten Volk, this report identifies, defines and quantifies the impact of modern enterprise IT projects – cloud, big data, analytics and DevOps – on Workload Automation (WLA). Based on this impact, Volk derives future requirements and investment priorities for end customers and vendors of WLA software.
Some of the key insight unearthed in this new research is:
Almost one third of organizations (30%) and over half of companies with the most mature WLA software deployments (56%) are currently considering abandoning their WLA vendor and migrating to a “superior” software solution.
Only 19% believe that there is no better WLA software out there than the product(s) they are currently using.
In other words, 81% of organizations feel locked in by their WLA software vendor and believe that the cost of breaking out of this “embracement” would be too high to justify migrating to a better tool.
”WLA constitutes the central business process integration hub for today’s business critical IT projects. However, while DevOps, big data and analytics projects are viewed as highly strategic, the importance of WLA for the success of these projects is often neglected,” says Volk. “The fact that almost one third of organizations are ready to migrate to a different WLA platform, despite the well-known unpleasantness of this effort, demonstrates that there is much homework to do for WLA vendors at this specific point in time.”
Undoubtedly, these findings fundamentally contradict the common belief that there is no growth potential in the marketplace for WLA software. EMA research has shown that organizations are looking for a WLA solution that is simple and easily integrates with existing data center systems and public cloud resources. As more and more, IT executives recognize the growing impact of WLA software on the overall business, there is an increasing pressure on WLA vendors to innovate and deliver software that lives up to these rising expectations.
In addition to this data, the report covers:
The sources of job scheduling complexity
The importance of mobile management in workload automation
A maturity assessment of the WLA discipline
The impact of big data projects on WLA
How WLA can benefit from cloud
The opportunities analytics can provide for WLA
The impact of WLA maturity on application developers
Four leading vendors of Workload Automation solutions sponsored the research: Cisco, IBM, ORSYP and Stonebranch.
The EMA Workload Automation in an Era of Cloud, Analytics, Enterprise Mobility, DevOps and Big Data Research Report is available online at http://www.enterprisemanagement.com/research/asset.php/2613/Workload-Automation-in-an-Era-of-Cloud,-Analytics,-Enterprise-Mobility,-DevOps-and-Big-Data.
The 45-minute on-demand Webinar is available online at http://research.enterprisemanagement.com/job-scheduling-in-the-age-of-cloud-on-demand-webinar-ws.html.
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