From my experience of working with enterprise market users, I’ve learned that regardless of the fact that everyone uses similar building blocks for their data center, with similar requirements, there is a great concentration on the application which creates endless diversification in the deployment and need of application centric concrete data for CIOs to make a decision.
When moving back to our HQ earlier this year I was challenged on how to provide that information fast and effective.
Together with some of our marketing and architecture organizations individuals, the idea to “become an end-user” came up. Easier said than done…How does an engineering driven vendor do that?
I’ve targeted taking off-the-shelf components that typically compose enterprise data-centers to provide a complete solution and have them tested to provide the end-users some basic data points to consider (without/before any specific changes or tuning performed).