2019 IT trend: Enterprises will begin closing their data centers

Is the enterprise data center dying? How dead is it? Working as an IT architect for much of my life, this is a surprising question to hear from me.  In truth, the data center within a single enterprise has been yielding to leveraged, multitenant data centers for quite some time. The leverage that can be […]

6 digital transformation trends for 2019

Business transformation will pick up speed in 2019 as enterprises make critical decisions about their digital strategy. Our six digital trends will guide those decisions. 1. Enterprises go after digital business moonshots In 2019, more enterprises will make bet-the-company commitments to digital business. It’s a new kind of corporate race as companies adopt these moonshot […]

Will cloud drive the data center to extinction?

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A Gartner analyst has declared the data center dead. This might come as news to CIOs who currently are managing in-house data centers for their enterprises, but Gartner research vice president Dave Cappuccio predicts that most existing in-house data centers are on their last legs. “By 2025, 80% of enterprises will have shut down their […]

Enterprise virtualization vs. public cloud in 2018

Enterprise virtualization prediction for 2018 tl:dr — no drastic changes from 2017. There are some interesting possibilities, though, and I’ve used Simon Wardley mapping to diagram them. As shown in the enterprise virtualization map on the left, we can now argue that the consumption of virtual machines has trended all the way into commodity consumption (with […]

Enterprise cloud and the business-aligned paradigm shift

Even though I’ve been working in the tech industry for many years, I’m still blown away by the pace at which the industry moves. It’s often fascinating to look back at past predictions and theories to see just how far we have come in a relatively short space of time. During one such nostalgic moment, […]

5 cloud deployment blunders to avoid

I’ve been consulting on cloud migrations and deployments for a while now. Along the way, I’ve seen lots of mistakes made. Mea culpa: I’ve made some of them myself. Don’t be like me, or a lot of companies. Avoid these five blunders and you’ll be much better off. 1 Hurry up and fail. Do not, I […]

DXC Agility Platform now integrated with Docker Swarm

The DXC Agility Platform team has just released a brand new integration (Adapter) to Docker Swarm. Docker Swarm is a clustering and scheduling tool for Docker containers. Swarm allows IT administrators and developers to manage a cluster of Docker nodes as a single virtual system. With this new Adapter, the Agility Platform can now orchestrate the deployment of Docker containers via […]

40% of businesses have public cloud buyer’s remorse

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Businesses are moving to the cloud. That’s not news. What is interesting, according to a new IDG survey, is “nearly 40% of organizations with public cloud experience report having moved public cloud workloads back to on premises, mostly due to security and cost concerns.” The survey, “Data Centers in Flux: The IT Optimization Challenge,’ commissioned […]

What does Brexit mean to data processing?

The British decided! On June 23, 2016, the people of the United Kingdom voted to withdraw from the European Union. Now what does this mean? Shared service centers, which should operate on a transatlantic level, are often located in the United Kingdom or Ireland. Here, the language is not a barrier, but a link between the old […]

A project manager and solution architect discuss a successful data center migration

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The digitization of business and the move toward cloud computing have given companies new and better options for the structure and location of their Data Centers. But a Data Center migration is rarely an easy undertaking. Here, Deborah Forster, a CSC Project Manager, and Simon Crouch, a CSC Solution Architect, share thoughts on what goes […]