Application environments and the underlying IT infrastructure that supports them are becoming much more dynamic and complicated. New architectures are being deployed to help accelerate time to market, applications are distributed and modular, leveraging web-based or Service Oriented Architectures (SOA).
In addition the process of building new software is being streamlined with organizations leveraging agile development cycles. At the same time the underlying infrastructure is evolving as well, with server virtualization technologies enjoying widespread adoption to provide a more dynamic infrastructure, albeit more abstracted and complicated to manage.
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