Brian Gallagher, President, Enterprise Storage Division
Unique architecture for each business-critical application or standardize for efficiency?
I spend a lot of time talking with IT leaders around the world, so I get a first-hand account of the struggles, tradeoffs, and effective approaches of their IT transformation and journey to cloud, especially in dealing with business-critical databases and applications, like Oracle, SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint and SAP. Frankly it’s the part of my job that I value the most, and there’s always a concentration of these discussions at EMC World. I consistently hear stories of vast landscapes of business-critical production, development and test environments that consume nearly 2/3 of the total IT budget. Why? Each business-critical environment seems big enough for its own unique infrastructure; they’re too important to clump all together in one big homogenized infrastructure; and well, it’s always been done this way.