Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 74 - Page 23

LATEST INTELLIGENCE

UNDERSTANDING THE PIVOT TO DIGITAL

aA look at our data centre and digital landscape

Operators of enterprise data centres face a rapidly evolving technology landscape and a cloud-powered wave of disruption that is changing business models , connectivity , workload management and much more . Driving this change is the growing availability and adoption of OPEX-based ‘ off-premises ’ services , such as public cloud , X-as-a-service and colocation data centre offerings . Yet not all workloads are being , or can be , outsourced . This means that
operators are increasingly managing ‘ hybrid ’ IT environments – that is , a mix of off-premises services and privately owned , internal ‘ on-premises ’ data centre capacity .
In fact , Gartner predicts that by 2020 , 90 % of organisations will adopt hybrid infrastructure management capabilities . However , this isn ’ t easy . With a hybrid IT environment can come complexity , confusion , and even infrastructure fragmentation . And , if you leave this poorly managed , your users , business , and most of all customers will certainly start to notice . p
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