For modern IT teams, virtual environments have rapidly become the core of many data centers – running the company’s most important business applications. Unfortunately, this trend has outpaced the conventional approach to data center management and optimization. Virtual IT environments are more complex than physical environments, but most IT teams still use legacy “siloed” tools to manage them. That is, the virtual environments are divided into separate silos of network, application, compute and storage. In a virtual environment where virtual components share physical resources across silos, this strategy leaves IT with a fragmented, incomplete view of what’s actually causing performance problems.