2016 Planning Guide for Cloud Computing and Virtualization

Archived Published: 02 October 2015 ID: G00280462

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Cloud-first strategies are the foundation for staying relevant in a fast-paced world. In 2016, IT must prioritize the progress toward transforming the organization to be "cloud-first" to enable the expansion of digital business initiatives that are agile, scalable and unpredictable.

Table of Contents

  • Cloud and Virtualization Trends
    • Public Cloud Providers Continue to Innovate, Reduce Risks and Drive Cost-Efficiency
      • Planning Considerations
    • Corporate IT Will Continue to Live in a Hybrid IT World in 2016 and Beyond
      • Planning Considerations
    • The Allure of On-Premises Private Clouds Will Fade for Most Traditional Organizations
      • Planning Considerations
    • Server Virtualization Commoditizes, Desktop Virtualization Expands and Containers Emerge
      • Planning Considerations
  • Setting Priorities
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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