Gartner Research

The Data Center Is Dead, and Digital Infrastructures Emerge

Published: 13 April 2018

ID: G00354861

Analyst(s): David Cappuccio


Digital infrastructure architecture won't be based on current topologies, but will be global in scale, driven by business requirements. I&O leaders must focus on enabling rapid deployment of business services and deploying workloads to the right locations, for the right reasons, at the right price.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Workload Placement Will Become the Key Driver of Digital Infrastructure Delivery
  • An Ecosystem Will Be Required to Enable Scalable, Agile Infrastructures
  • Distributed Digital Infrastructure Management Emerges as the Key Enabler for I&O's Transition to Digital Business
  • IT Talent Management and Retraining Existing Staff Are Critical Success Factors

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