Eight IT Infrastructure Success Drivers for 2014

Eight IT Infrastructure Success Drivers for 2014

Infrastructure Acquisition Will Take on a Commercial-Style ApproachInfrastructure Acquisition Will Take on a Commercial-Style Approach

More standard service offerings will be added on a price-times-quantity basis, for example.

Automation Rules the DayAutomation Rules the Day

Operational processes will be redesigned to eliminate manual steps required for traditional environments.

Hyperscale Infrastructure Functions Will Usher in Next-Generation HostingHyperscale Infrastructure Functions Will Usher in Next-Generation Hosting

These techniques include extensive self-service and automation, software-defined networking, and the aggressive use of open-source tech, enabling companies to reduce hosting costs by 50% to 75%.

The Private Cloud's Profile Will RiseThe Private Cloud’s Profile Will Rise

After experiencing a stall period during which only a small fraction of functions are hosted in the cloud, the private cloud will become the default option for many tech workloads.

Developers Will Get EmpoweredDevelopers Will Get Empowered

With leveraged automation driving DevOps opportunities, developers will have more control over their applications.

A Perfect Balance Will Be SoughtA Perfect Balance Will Be Sought

Enterprises will seek the best-possible balance between the use of smartphones, tablets and other cloud-enabled devices which extend the reach of a company’s wired information infrastructure and the need to protect against breaches.

Data Centers Will Get More ModularData Centers Will Get More Modular

Modular, predesigned architectures will increase data center flexibility while bringing down costs.

Operators and Engineers Will Get Groomed for BusinessOperators and Engineers Will Get Groomed for Business

With a need to cultivate business leadership among operators and engineers, organizations will incorporate rotational staffing to round out skills of top performers and invest in non-technical, business-focused training.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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