The IT world has changed drastically. DevOps and Agile shifted the focus to continuous delivery, rapid deployments, automation, IoT, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, subscription-based services, etc.
"As an I&O professional, you must be an enabler — embracing agile deployment models that include cloud, containers and micro services, managing an explosion of data, and achieving ever-rising service levels..." Infrastructure and Operations Leadership ..., Gartner
But somehow it feels that you are now forced to manage an ever growing, more complex number of services, platforms, and technologies, while simultaneously expected to be faster than ever without letting go off legacy systems
Services are now spread through locations around the world managed by different vendors
From our experience, you have now anywhere between 50,000 and 250,000 "things" to manage: servers, virtualization platforms, storage, routers, network gear, IP networks, DNS/DHCP, load-balancers, organization charts, ACL's, appliances, vendors, data centers, racks, clusters, containers, cloud providers, environments, etc.
Successful IT operations in the present day can no longer be documented, monitored and inventoried using only the same systems built for the slow-changing IT world of the nineties.
You know there must be a better way
Successful organizations have accurate and relevant information, a true full-stack view of their systems and stakeholders,
allowing them to answer complex questions in seconds:
Query frequently every IT infrastructure component for data. Save it as a network of relationships in a graph database. Give your staff an interface they can use to explore the data and visually understand the connections. Integrate with your monitoring, inventory and documentation systems, so people don't need anymore to play "catch up" trying to document the nuts and bolts of a moving target and can instead focus on the important things for your organization.
“graph analysis is possibly the single most effective competitive differentiator for organizations pursuing data-driven operations and decisions.” ... Gartner
"Graph databases are a powerful optimized technology that link billions of pieces of connected data to help create new sources of value for customers and increase operational agility" ... Forrester research
"... [with graph databases] you can correlate your network, data center and IT assets to help with troubleshooting, impact analysis and capacity or outage planning" ... Neo4j
"Insight now!" is everything you need to start answering complex question about the relationships in your IT Operations.
Insight now! allows you to have real-time capabilities: