Eight IT Infrastructure Success Drivers for 2014
More standard service offerings will be added on a price-times-quantity basis, for example.
Operational processes will be redesigned to eliminate manual steps required for traditional environments.
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%.
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.
With leveraged automation driving DevOps opportunities, developers will have more control over their applications.
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.
Modular, predesigned architectures will increase data center flexibility while bringing down costs.
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.