- According to recent reports, most organizations spend more than 70 percent of their IT budgets on infrastructure such as servers, operating systems, storage and networking. This is required to manage the swift yet uneven pace of growth that is essential to survive in today’s highly competitive environment. When organizations, like yours, achieve the critical mass they are often bogged down by the widely varying demands placed on their IT infrastructure. Even as the investments for hardware and software are tracking downward, the costs of managing and supporting infrastructure are increasing. Server sprawl leads to increased operations and support costs, labor intensive legacy platforms lead to increased administration and support costs, deployment and maintenance of IT systems is costly and consumes too much time and effort and, managing system security and user identity information across enterprise systems can be complex.