Cloud computing trends that will affect your business in 2019

Barriers to enterprise adoption of cloud computing including security concerns and regulatory compliance continue to crumble. As new cloud computing capabilities mature, such as support for containers and serverless computing, multi-cloud environments are becoming the platform of choice for innovation and digital transformation. Cloud computing, a fundamental component of the digital trends affecting businesses today, […]

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, […]