As companies grow their virtual infrastructures and transition into cloud computing, one of the greatest challenges they face is the lack of visibility into their IT environment. Getting a unified view of system capacity, performance, and underlying hardware information is often a manual exercise. The number of different tools required to maintain and manage multiple clouds and a mix of proprietary and open-source databases and hardware extends this challenge. In fact, a recent Forrester Consulting research report shows that tools creep and lack of visibility are big problem areas for companies. Additionally, the research showed that only 24 percent of companies could provision infrastructure in a matter of hours instead of days or weeks.