Gartner Research

Planning and Enabling Infrastructure Delivery Primer for 2018

Published: 01 February 2018

ID: G00343941

Analyst(s): Bob Gill , Rafael Benitez


The traditional data center and its services are giving way to a hybrid mix of on-premises, edge-based, colocated and cloud-based services. I&O leaders responsible for architecture must learn how to strategize, plan and deliver business-outcome-based solutions.

Table Of Contents



  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • What is the impact of cloud computing on infrastructure delivery?
    • How can I&O build a services sourcing plan directly aligned with the business's key initiatives?
    • How should you plan for the inevitable wave of edge computing architectures?
    • How should IT integrate external services into its plan, build and run models?
    • How should enterprises migrate to colocation, hosting or the cloud, and when is replacement a better option?

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  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading
  • Tools and Toolkits

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