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The complexity, interconnectivity and size of modern enterprise environments makes policy-based automation for provisioning a valuable addition for any data management suite, according to Krista Macomber, a senior analyst at Evaluator Group.
“IT environments that customers are dealing with are very heterogeneous,” she said. “IT is not directly in control when an application is spun up. Due to the nature of the beast, larger enterprises have environments that are more complex.”
Macomber expects an ongoing need for policy automation capabilities as IT environments grow to encompass multiple clouds and on-premises data centers.
“Enterprises need to strike a balance between IT controlling what data needs to be protected, but at the same time, they don’t want to get in the way of the business,” she said.