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Move From Siloed Infrastructure-Led Disruption to Reusable Services

Published: 26 February 2020

ID: G00466835

Analyst(s): Philip Dawson


Silos created by discrete infrastructures limit opportunities to reuse computing, networking and storage resources, making cost standardization and business value delivery more difficult. I&O leaders looking to drive innovation by leveraging ILD should shift from project silos to reusable services.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Develop an Integrated Systems Strategy to Reuse Infrastructure Components
  • Standardize Infrastructure Through Retirement, Rationalization and Relocation
    • Retire Low-Value, Low-Complexity Infrastructure, When Possible
    • Replace Infrastructure for High-Value, High-Complexity Workloads
    • Rationalize Low-Value, High-Complexity Workloads
    • Pilot New Workloads and Applications on Simple IT Infrastructures
  • Drive ILD by Piloting Cloud Technologies for New Applications

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