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Infrastructure and Operations Leaders: Prepare for the IoT Rush

Published: 01 March 2016

ID: G00300197

Analyst(s): Santhosh Rao , Robert Rhame, David Cappuccio


As organizations strive to align IT and operational technology to drive digital business innovations, I&O leaders will have to devise data center strategies to support these initiatives. This will mean developing new skills and collaborating with traditional operational technology teams.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use the Principles of Web-Scale IT, Along With a DevOps Style of Operations, to Support IoT Requirements at the Core Data Center
  • Evaluate Data Center Hardware Vendors That Provide Edge-Based Compute and Storage Products as Part of the Solution Stack
  • Leverage Public Cloud-Based IoT Platforms for Scalability, Flexibility and Convenient Pricing Models When Under Budgetary and Time Pressures to Deploy IoT Initiatives
  • Create IT-OT-Business Alignment to Reduce Cost and Increase Speed and Agility
  • Cultivate New Skills, Such as Data Analytics and Cloud Management, Within the I&O Team

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