Gartner Research

Optimize Top Five Infrastructure and Operations Initiatives for Digital Business in India, 2014

Published: 23 September 2014

ID: G00270259

Analyst(s): Tom Scholtz, Naveen Mishra, Biswajeet Mahapatra

Summary

At Gartner's 2014 Infrastructure, Operations and Data Center Summit in India, public cloud, security, data center, virtualization and operations emerged as I&O leaders' top five initiatives for creating digital-business-ready infrastructure.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Use Pace-Layering Techniques to Design Modern Data Centers to Optimize Build Costs, Application Characteristics and Service Delivery
  • Set Your Own Server Virtualization Ceiling, and Expand Virtualization to Other Infrastructure Technologies
    • Think Beyond Cost Savings
    • Choose the Right Applications
    • Plan for a Multivendor Strategy
    • Focus on IT Operations
  • Start the Public Cloud (IaaS) Journey With Peripheral Workloads, and Look for Benefits Beyond Cost Savings
    • Build a Business Case for Cloud
    • Start Public Cloud Projects Within the Next Six Months by Focusing on Peripheral Workloads
    • Plan for Exit Strategy
    • Have a Robust Sourcing Strategy
  • Prioritize Creation of Business Value Dashboards by Getting Buy-Ins From IT Leaders and the LOB
    • Build a Time-Bound, Credible and Realistic I&O Plan
    • Process Improvement Projects Should Not Turn Into an IT Service Management Tool Project
    • Define IT Processes, SLAs and Metrics
  • Formalize a Process-Centric Information Security Program That Encapsulates a Focus on Data Security, Context-Aware Monitoring and the Human Elements Predicated by Digital Business
    • Assess Your Current State, and Formulate a Vision for Your Security Program
    • If Capex Is a Concern, Work With Local MSSPs
    • Define Security Policies and Processes

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