Gartner Research

Simplify Bimodal Delivery With Commercial Off-the-Shelf Infrastructure

Published: 29 June 2017

ID: G00334808

Analyst(s): Ross Winser , Philip Dawson


To stay efficient and competitive in a world where cloud grows more pervasive, I&O leaders must reduce infrastructure complexity and standardize around commercial off-the-shelf infrastructure. This research introduces Gartner's COTS-I Simplification Framework to assist leaders with this challenge.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Discover the Inventory of the Infrastructure Products, People, Processes and Providers Across the IT Portfolio to Build an Inventory of Assets
  • Optimize Bimodal Infrastructure by Distinguishing Mode 1 and Mode 2 Deployments by Stack and State of the Workloads
  • Decide Steps to Take and Deliver Simplification by Electing to Rationalize, Renovate, Replace, Relocate or Retire Assets

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