Applications drive everything from running storefronts, to managing supply lines, running back-end office operations, and identifying new business opportunities. But today’s data center infrastructure is completely ignorant about application topology. IT admins typically dismember applications, deploying each component in a separate silo. That has often led to underutilized hardware.

This method of dismemberment has also made the whole deployment process extremely complex, specifically when it comes to new age Big Data applications, which have many moving parts. On top of the deployment complexity, to ensure application-specific SLA, administrators build walls around applications or application components.

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