A number of our customers equate what they do (and what Blazent provides) to Air Traffic Control. You’ve got all these components—technology infrastructure), people, processes—moving at different levels and at different speeds. And it’s your job to not only keep everything coordinated, but to generate business productivity as well. And then there’s the political component: the mandate to keep your company’s name out of the news (think Target, Anthem, United Airlines, Ashley Madison, etc.).
That’s the positive way to look at it. The negative way, as other customers put it, is: with all that data and infrastructure flying around—and with most of it flying blind (with IT having little to no insight into the activity or pieces of infrastructure affected)—there are going to be crashes. The job of IT is to keep the number and size of the crashes as small as possible.
The IT Skies: Are Crashes Inevitable?
Taking the Air Traffic Control metaphor further, we’re in the world of Data 1.0, which is the equivalent of controlling the traffic of small planes—flying at no more than 120 MPH—around a municipal airport. But the world of Big Data has brought us into the world of Data 2.0 (with jumbo jets joining the Cessnas, all of them moving at varying speeds and altitudes). And just around the corner is Data 3.0 (The Internet of Things), with rockets, flying cars and drones joining the skies. As our more pessimistic customers would say: think of the size of the crash then.
Avoid Crashes with Data Intelligence
At Blazent, our charter for the past 13 years is not to minimize the damage, but to prevent the crashes in the first place. Our comprehensive Data Intelligence platform, powered by our Big Data Engine, delivers the visibility and management capabilities needed not only to avoid IT outages and failures, but to help maintain governance , increase service levels and optimize the performance of existing IT technology. And in the near future, we’ll be applying Prescriptive and Predictive Analytics to enable you to predict and prevent future crashes.
We take IT data and infrastructure optimization serious. Because the skies are getting more crowded and complex every day.