Across the company we have lacking tools in the area of configuration management, both on the network, storage, and server. Datacenter automation ( Bladelogic, and Opsware) is very needed as determined by the initial meetings of our cross market group meetings.
The work I have done so far will be leveraged by the group as we select and roll out a technology across the corporation. The business side is clamoring for these tools to help deployment, troubleshooting, and management of their servers. I am pushing back so we can make the right decision.
Do I roll something out with the intention of possibly replacing it when we are ready? It's a hard call to make, but we'll see how it pans out over the next 3 weeks.