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Building and Sustaining Dependable Infrastructure Primer for 2018

Published: 01 February 2018

ID: G00348270

Analyst(s): Philip Dawson , John McArthur


Building and sustaining dependable infrastructure enables I&O leaders to modernize, optimize and continuously improve predominantly Mode 1 data projects that encapsulate compute, storage and network infrastructure. They should do so for their organizations' strategic benefit.

Table Of Contents



  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • How can existing and new projects be modernized to build and sustain infrastructure and data center capacity for strategic benefit?
    • How should we address the biggest challenges we face in supporting and enhancing Mode 1 applications and operations?
    • How should we evaluate infrastructure partners to either remain or become strategic over the next five years?
    • What opportunities exist, and what areas should I prioritize, for consolidation, simplification and optimization in my Mode 1 projects?

Related Priorities

  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading
  • Tools and Toolkits

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