The 2017 data center: Clouds, containers and IoT data
THE DATA CENTER
and IoT data
As every year winds down, IT insiders
reflect on recent events – and wonder what
to expect from the upcoming 12 months.
2016 saw major changes take root in enterprise IT.
SaaS, PaaS and IaaS gained traction, major vendors
announced mergers and acquisitions, and people
changed the way they thought about the industry.
These seeds of change will
keep growing in 2017 –
and lead to great strides for
the tech industry’s customers.
To get ahead of the curve, our CTO,
Laz Vekiarides, shared five tech trends
you should start getting used to today:
1. Hybrid cloud transformation is tough,
messy and entirely necessary.
Nearly three quarters of organizations are
using hybrid cloud (according to RightScale)
– even though their definitions vary, and
roadblocks can slow deployment strategies.
Despite any setbacks, it’s critical
for every organization to pursue
hybrid cloud – and prioritize
accessing data,no matter where it lives,
to ensure a successful transition.
2. “Hybrid cloud” transformation now
automatically means “multicloud.”
No organization wants to get locked into one
vendor or provider – or have one company
own its data. This applies to the public cloud
space as much as any other IT function.
Although Amazon Web Services is
the most prominent cloud services
provider, companies are setting an
industry standard of simultaneously
working with Microsoft Azure, Google
Cloud, IBM SoftLayer and others.
3. Containers will become mainstream
for enterprise application deployment.
It won’t be long before containers become
standard for IT infrastructure – including
private and public cloud environments.
This change will result from
enterprises validating container
technology – and looking to deliver
enterprise-class services with them.
4. To make hybrid cloud happen, DevOps and
IT teams need to learn a common language.
Traditionally, the DevOps world is
focused on open-source-led solutions,
and DevOps and enterprise IT teams
often operate on different wavelengths.
To make hybrid cloud initiatives produce
serious ROI, however, IT and DevOps will
need to form a critical partnership.
5. IoT and machine data growth will
raise new issues – including questions
about security and data access.
Companies are already struggling
to manage machine data growth.
However, security threats created
by IoT-connected devices will drive
organizations to rely less on internet
connectivity – and instead, turn to
options like private networks.
These changes will arrive quickly.
To ensure you’re ready to adapt, start
working with a partner or service provider
who can handle the fast pace.
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