Gartner Research

Infrastructure Delivery Strategies Primer for 2017

Published: 02 February 2017

ID: G00322962

Analyst(s): Arun Chandrasekaran , Bob Gill , Philip Dawson


The "data center" is no longer the sole source of IT infrastructure. Gartner's 2017 research shows I&O leaders how to strategize, plan and deliver business-outcome-based solutions, based on infrastructure elements such as on-premises data centers, colocation, hosting and cloud.

Table Of Contents



  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • What is the impact of cloud computing on infrastructure delivery?
    • What impact will evolving infrastructure options have on the data center?
    • How can enterprises internalize the business strategy and enterprise requirements to synthesize an appropriate sourcing response, including developing an RFP?
    • How should IT leaders integrate external services such as cloud computing into their plan, build and run model; and how will vendors and their offerings fulfill the promise of hybrid IT in infrastructure delivery?
    • How should enterprises approach migration and deployment to colocation, hosting and the cloud, and when is replacement a better option?
    • How can enterprises compare internal deployments and costs to those of potential hybrid models to develop an infrastructure roadmap?
    • How should IT leaders map business requirements for resiliency against the technical options and costs for disaster recovery and business continuity?

Related Priorities

  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading
  • Tools and Toolkits

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