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2018 Strategic Roadmap for Compute Infrastructure

Published: 10 April 2018

ID: G00351649

Analyst(s): Daniel Bowers , Philip Dawson , Arun Chandrasekaran , Thomas Bittman , Chirag Dekate , George J. Weiss , Mike Chuba , Mike Cisek

Summary

Next-generation application architectures in emerging areas such as AI, microservices and IoT are reshaping computing ecosystems. I&O leaders must balance agility with risk while delivering effective compute and infrastructure strategies to support disruptive business models.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Future State
  • Current State
  • Gap Analysis and Interdependencies
    • Tools and Processes for Hybrid IT Are Immature or Absent
    • Infrastructure Is Managed Manually in Disconnected Silos
    • Container, Edge Computing and ML/AI Skills Are Missing or Hard to Find
  • Migration Plan
    • Higher Priority for Short-Term Plans
    • Medium Priority for Midterm Plans
    • Lower Priority for Long-Term Plans

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