In the world of physical and virtual computing, there are thousands of metrics to choose from. These can range from describing a running operating system to describing multiple processes representing a single application running on many servers. Obtaining visibility into the runtime attributes of these servers and processes is critical to effective operations. We must have operational vision which consists of hindsight, sight and foresight. The ability to see past, present and future is critical to guiding effective operations and development. Without this vision we have operational blindness.