Gartner Research

Use Web-Scale IT to Make Enterprise IT Competitive With the Cloud

Published: 15 May 2013

ID: G00250754

Analyst(s): Daryl Plummer , Cameron Haight


Many senior enterprise IT leaders are in a disadvantageous position with respect to large cloud services when comparing service delivery capability. Implementing Web-scale IT, a pattern of global-class computing, will help to even the odds no matter the size of the enterprise.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Decide Where the Web-Scale IT Approach Fits in Your Enterprise
  • Approach Data Center and Infrastructure Build-Out as an Industrial Design Activity
  • Use Web-Oriented Architectures to Build for Scale and Resilience
  • Program Your Infrastructure to Respond to Changing Demands
  • Implement Lean Processes to Maximize Delivery Velocity
  • Break Down Silos and Build Flexible Teams
  • Instill an Innovation and Responsibility Culture to Facilitate Change
  • Final Thoughts on Web-Scale IT

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