2018 Planning Guide for Infrastructure and Operations

Archived Published: 29 September 2017 ID: G00331854

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The commoditization and abstraction of hardware is forcing I&O to move up the stack, out of the data center and into the cloud to meet agility demands. In 2018, technical professionals must adapt by leveraging automation, orchestration, containers and hybrid cloud to drive digital transformation.

Table of Contents

  • Infrastructure Agility and Data Center Modernization Trends
    • Infrastructure Automation and Orchestration Will Be Required to Achieve On-Premises and Hybrid Agility
      • Planning Considerations
    • I&O Will Continue to Get Closer to the Application and Development Teams, Leading to Successful Deployment of Containers
      • Planning Considerations
    • IT Organizations Will Predominantly Buy Integrated Platforms for Specific Use Cases, Instead of Individual Components
      • Planning Considerations
    • Hybrid Cloud Initiatives Will Be Delivered Through Common, Cross-Domain Services
      • Planning Considerations
    • IT Data Availability Strategies Will Span the Data Center and the Public Cloud
      • Planning Considerations
  • Setting Priorities
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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