Bernd Harzog explains that new strategies are required for managing software defined data centers and the cloud. He notes that applications are changing rapidly and therefore require comprehensive management tools that track performance and are easy to use:
Agile development and DevOps are both creating an unprecedented rate of change at the application layer. New applications are being put into production at an unprecedented pace, and existing ones are being enhanced at an unprecedented pace.
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