To make server virtualization more efficient, the integration and corporation of more automation tools to try and simplify the jobs of storage, system and network administrators were needed.
"The numbers show that we are increasing our storage by 700 per cent over the next five years but we're not increasing the number of storage administrators,"
Therefore, storage admins were being asked to do much more with much less.
"The only way they are going to rise above the challenges that are thrown at them, is to automate a lot of those processes that are currently manual," he said.
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