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Strategic Technology Trend: Web-Scale Singularity Means Goodbye to Conventional IT Wisdom

Published: 04 February 2014

ID: G00259636

Analyst(s): Cameron Haight

Summary

During the past decade, leading cloud services organizations have been experimenting with new ways to deliver IT services. Their efforts have resulted in a singularity event that changed the trajectory of the IT landscape. Enterprise IT leaders ignore this development at their own risk.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Open and freely available blueprints of data center facilities and associated server, storage and networking hardware are lowering costs and disrupting the traditional IT vendor landscape
  • Loosely coupled, WOA-based software architectures are enabling development teams to increasingly operate independently, while improving overall application resiliency
  • The influence of DevOps on IT culture, tools, processes and organizational structure is resulting in the acceleration of application delivery and an environment of continuous experimentation

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