Enterprise IT strategies continue to depend more on cloud and the vendors delivering cloud solutions. We describe how cloud computing offerings exist on a spectrum and look at cloud strategies of the megavendors (Amazon, Google, Microsoft, IBM, et al) and how CIOs and IT leaders can assess the applicability of those vendors' offerings to the organizations' cloud strategy.
The question of "which applications should be in the cloud?" is an important one. It must be posed as part of an iterative, holistic cloud strategy, not a never-ending series of tactical decisions. You must own the strategy building elements and operate with the goal of digital transformation in mind. This session will provide actionable advice on creating a comprehensive, enterprise cloud strategy, while offering guidance as to the what, where and when for enterprise workloads.
Overviews of two 2018 Magic Quadrants - Cloud Infrastructure as a Service and Public Cloud Infrastructure Managed Service Providers. Attend to hear how these markets are developing and learn why a combination of capabilities from both market places could unlock cloud success for your organisation.
Core IT has to scale, up, out, down and in ... it has to expand and integrate with an intelligent edge and the explosion of IoT. This session looks at the challenges that still remain for a digital infrastructure where core IT and edge creates a them and us scenario. Multimode IT allows you to develop and optimize the core while expanding on all fronts and multiple mode fronts, edges and things. The following key issues will be discussed: • What are the business drivers for the core IT digital infrastructure cycle? • How do you optimize core IT and edge/IoT infrastructure. • How do you define legacy and modernize or standardize projects?
Serverless frameworks for function platform as a service (fPaaS) enable custom application logic to be packaged as functions that are delivered as event-triggered services. This session will review approaches to automate routine infrastructure and operation tasks in cloud-native environments using fPaaS processes on serverless platforms.
This session will explore specific strategies, vendors and technologies for the security of cloud-based workloads in IaaS and information in SaaS. Most organizations will use different strategies for securing different layers of the cloud, so this presentation will look at both IaaS security and SaaS security.
The new reality for IT is a multicloud world, with applications and data hosted in an interconnected mesh of public cloud services, private clouds and data centers. This session guides enterprise and cloud architects on the key changes they must embrace to cope with this environment.
Public cloud services are growing at 19% CAGR through 2021. The cloud maturity model is driving business and IT leaders to make cloud as the underpinning of their cloud strategy and they are doing it with their wallets. Cloud spending is 20% of IT budgets as per to Gartner’s cloud adoption survey. Top four hyperscale cloud providers command 57% of the public cloud market according to Gartner's recent Market Share study. This session will discuss the cloud growth trajectory across different cloud segments. We will go beyond the numbers and help IT leaders explore which external factors, new technologies, best practices and winners and losers within the cloud landscape.
Cloud management has increasingly become a challenge for organizations using public cloud in addition to their existing data center. Organizations aim for the adoption of a unified management approach, but the market continues to propose a number disjointed solutions that are purpose-built to address different problems. This session will provide a technical framework for comparing and selecting cloud management platforms (CMPs) and tools.
Software-defined data center platforms power the hybrid cloud. They can provide a unified, API-driven control plane for both public cloud and on-premises infrastructure. Now, they're being extended to the edge to manage the Internet of Things. Here's a technical deep dive into SDDC architectures, with a comparison of commercial SDDC platforms from VMware, Microsoft, Red Hat and Nutanix.
What do you mean you weren't entirely GDPR compliant on May 25th, 2018? Your IaaS cloud providers cannot make you GDPR compliant. But they need to meet data protection standards and at least, not hinder your compliance efforts. Focusing on Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform, this session assesses cloud providers' services and their behavior against your GDPR obligations. What practices do they demonstrate for network and information security, and data protection? What contractual commitments do they offer that address the GDPR? What user controls do hyperscale CSPs offer in their services — such as geofencing, encryption and access control — that can be used to either address the GDPR requirements more effectively and efficiently, or significantly alleviate the burden of them?
Hyperscale cloud providers' have extended their runtime environments, programming models, and SDKs for development and use on edge devices, such as IoT "things." This session will detail the distinctions between cloud, core and edge, and highlight how cloud technology running at the edge can create a seamless, albeit single vendor model. The edge approaches of AWS, Azure and Google will be addressed in detail.
I&O leaders are under pressure to support business growth, deliver competitive differentiation and minimize ongoing costs. Delivery of nonresilient infrastructure must be carefully scrutinized to avoid negative cost implications in the medium to long-term. This session will explain that resilience needs to be a key part of infrastructure delivery planning, but devising a pragmatic approach is key to ensuring success in a bimodal, cloud-embracing environment.
This presentation will analyze how global data residency concerns and legislation will affect your data center and cloud regional strategy. It will further examine the impacts of data protection and IOT on global application placement. Attendees will be able to understand the approaches to compliant data placement in the view of various data protection regulations such as GDPR.
CIOs have traditionally seen the data network as a functional entity and cost center. Today the network has transformed from functional to strategic alignment, and now the core of successful digital transformation, and supporting global business initiatives — which are driven by technology. I&O leaders much now rethink the role of the network or risk failing to support short and long-term strategic organizational goals.
Public cloud computing offers the potential for high levels of continuity and resiliency but operational reliability cannot be taken for granted. Even the most reliable of cloud services requires some level of customer configuration and ongoing administration to enable the highest levels of processing redundancy and data protection. IaaS and SaaS are conceptually similar, but a successful cloud contingency effort must accommodate their unique differences.
The acceptance, adoption and adaptation of cloud service brokerage (CSB) into a variety of client environments continues to engage, enhance and expand opportunities within end-user organizations. Cloud service brokerage is a role and service offering of growing importance that enterprises must adopt as a key element in their journey into a hybrid IT operating model. IT leaders must embrace the role of a cloud service broker to find the right fit for their intended purposes in the increasingly hybrid cloud and hybrid IT environment. This session will explore the various roles and functions of a broker and discuss what CIOs and IT leaders must consider prior to selecting a cloud broker as a key underpinning of their hybrid cloud strategy.
ITSM tool vendors often position their products as a platform for workflows throughout the organization, including HR, facilities and application management. I&O leaders must assess all of their options to obtain tools that best support their business objectives in all areas of the organization.
To obtain maximum value from artificial intelligence for IT operations (AIOps) platforms, I&O leaders must radically modify IT operations tasks and processes, following 12 experience-forged steps.
AIOps is a term that is getting a lot of attention, but what does this mean for network operations. This session will discuss how AIOps techniques and tools and being used for network operations use cases.
DevOps can greatly enhance a business but many organizations struggle to get started, and then find it difficult to balance speed and risk. Changes are required in culture, process, technology and skills. This session helps you determine the right goals, skills, responsibilities, technologies and priorities to ensure your DevOps initiative delivers business value, while managing costs and risks.
Overview of the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Hybrid Infrastructure Managed Services, Europe and Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global
Infrastructure and operations leaders must realize that there is no single automation tool that is capable of automating all I&O scenarios. Successful automation deployments are focused on specific domains and use cases with well-defined processes. To be successful in the future I&O leaders must have a strategic and proactive automation strategy.
Integrating security into DevOps to deliver "DevSecOps" requires changing mindsets, processes and technology. Security and risk management leaders must adhere to the collaborative, agile nature of DevOps to be seamless and transparent in the development process, making the Sec in DevSecOps silent. This session gives you 10 specific DevSecOps actions upon which to build.
Digital business does not wait for ITSM to evolve by itself. I&O leaders and their teams must keep pace with the latest IT systems and intelligence to support new ecosystems and provide a compelling experience to their customers.
Most infrastructure and operations operating models are optimized for technology projects, and few I&O leaders are prepared for delivering the adaptive, product-oriented business solutions critical to digital business platform success. Learn about the new I&O operating model and how to achieve better alignment with the business through improved organization design.
Hyperconvergence remains the hottest topic in data center infrastructure. But HCI products have vastly different delivery models, architectures and design patterns. This session takes an in-depth look at the key decision criteria in the HCI market, featuring head-to-head comparisons of leading HCI products from VMware, Nutanix, Cisco, HPE SimpliVity, Hypergrid, Pivot3, Scale Computing and others.
Cloud-based Dev/Ops/Test, AI/DL, and IoT are demanding a rethink of infrastructure design and operation that places a greater emphasis on autonomic operation, ecosystem support, cloud, integration, vendor postsales support capabilities, cost, and asset management while reducing the importance of more traditional measures of product attractiveness such as performance, availability and scale. In this presentation, we explore new vendor sales models through the following key issues: • What are the pain points that are driving infrastructure change? • What are consumption and subscription lease/rental programs and how do they deliver maximum value? • How should alternate infrastructure strategies be developed and exploited?
This session will explore the rise of Internet of Things (IoT) and the disruption it will cause for Infrastructure and Operations teams, as they must adapt their infrastructure, processes, skills and tooling.
I&O leaders today are working aggressively in two specific ways: Provisioning infrastructure for business unit stakeholders and ingesting AI techniques to improve I&O efficiencies. Across several hundreds of Gartner inquiries and engagements, Gartner has identified I&O best practices that characterize highly successful and productive AI I&O ecosystems.
Name change: Top industry trends and how they will impact infrastructure and operations teams and the digital infrastructures they support, This version will be given first at Orlando Sym Oct 2018.
Edge deployments are projected to grow, and the greatest risk to edge infrastructure is that it is often unattended. This presentation will examine the features and functions of micro modular data centers and how and why you should use them to support your edge infrastructure. An overview of the provider types and how to make the right provider selection will also be covered.
It's easy to hear great visions for what AI could do. It's more important to come and learn of its practical accomplishments and core limitations, as well as what Gartner clients are actually doing with AI technologies. Most visions are fanciful. Most limitations are manageable. Most accomplishments still await action by the bulk of organizations puzzling over what's next.
The responsibility for I&O leaders to evaluate the multitude of new technologies, new architectures, new deployment models and new acquisition models that are currently available can be overwhelming. This session provides Garner’s insights on how to best modernize the storage infrastructure to support IoT, unstructured data and an organization’s core business applications while optimizing costs.
IT infrastructure and operations leaders face the challenge of managing a portfolio of skills that support existing environments while enabling a more agile future of digital business initiatives. Learn how to identify the skills that are increasing and decreasing in demand and how to use the results to target talent acquisition, development and retention programs.
The emergence of public IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and serverless technologies forces I&O professional to reassess and recalibrate their role in the organization. This session covers Gartner's outlook on cloud brokering, governance, management and skill changes for I&O personnel.
IT infrastructure and operations leaders face the dual challenge of supporting existing environments while enabling new requirements, such as bimodal, digital business and platform initiatives. Learn how I&O skills gap analysis identifies the skills that are increasing and decreasing in demand and how to use the results to target talent acquisition, development and retention programs.
Culture is the most frequently mentioned obstacle to change, and I&O leaders are experiencing this first hand. It is considered hard to understand and even harder to change, and therefore often overlooked. This session will help you understand what culture is, how to start effective conversations about your culture and how to move forward with influence.
Talent and skills are the top internal constraints to digital business growth. CIOs must effectively transform the IT workforce to equip with the talent and skills needed to propel the digital enterprise. In this session, participants will learn about market trends and best practices in planning, acquiring and developing IT talent and skills in support of digital business.
Never has it been harder to predict what the future looks like for I&O organizations. Adopt a set of new I&O leadership strategies to prepare for the unexpected and thrive in tumultuous times.
In 2017, Gartner introduced a strategic approach for information security called Continuous Adaptive Risk and Trust Assessment (CARTA). As a new charter for information security, CARTA embraces the reality of securing a world where our digital business capabilities are accessed anywhere, by anyone from any device and where attackers continue to innovate. This session will explore the significant changes to security organizations and infrastructure required by CARTA.