Today, organizations are increasingly faced with managing complex server systems, networks and applications. Combined with the proliferation of cloud computing and mobile environments, these systems generate more than 1.3 terabytes of data per day, including log files, software failure alerts, IT service tickets and network configuration updates. This can result in more than a million ‘events’ or system alerts per day, some of which are critical to performance and others that are irrelevant, which can clog the system administrators.
To manage such large amount of structured and unstructured data, it takes a mix of IT, corporate strategy, skills and a data driven culture and IBM sees an opportunity here seeking to address all of these points.
Since 2005, IBM has spent about $16 billion for the purchase and development of analytical techniques. Other companies are also involved in the use of analytical methods in the management of IT. For example, HP is preparing for an early release of the platform Operations Analytics.