- Hybrid IT is the new normal for I&O. This means parts of your data processing occurring across a geographically diverse mix of on-premises, colocation, cloud and the edge.
- The agility of public cloud capabilities continues to draw attention to the lack of speed of on-premises capabilities. This ever-increasing “agility gap” must eventually be addressed.
- The popularity of container-centric application development patterns will require organizations to build new types of application platforms and stacks internally, and learn how to manage them.
- Broad, pervasive automation of infrastructure and operations tasks will be a critical deliverable for IT organizations to cope with the relentless rate of change in public cloud and IT as a whole.