Enterprise IT Infrastructure Predictions

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Today let’s look at findings from IDC’s FutureScape Study provided by IBM and see what enterprise IT infrastructure predictions they are making:

Enterprise IT Infrastructure Predictions:

  • 60–70% of Fortune 2000 companies will have at least one mission-critical workload that leverages real-time big data analytics versus batch analytics. This will drive a rise in the need for the performance of end-to-end NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) storage technology
  • By 2021, 50% of enterprise IT infrastructure will use some form of artificial intelligence to improve productivity and reduce costs. AI will also be used to predict infrastructure problems and failures to better help organizations manage risk and downtime
  • Increased growth in the use of autonomous self-managing infrastructure. The rise in automation will happen because of the expansion of AI to address the need for faster business innovation to stay competitive
  • In 2021, $60 billion will be spent on hybrid cloud data services for data backup and recovery, security, integration and orchestration and compliance. Enterprise IT will further tier and prioritize what data is most important to manage ever growing volumes, but as data spreads out it becomes more complex to manage. Hybrid cloud data services will provide the flexibility enterprises need
  • Over half of enterprises will deploy universal encryption on server infrastructure by 2021. IBM z14 brought enterprises the first pervasive encryption approach. With security threats increasing enterprise leaders will continue to be interested in adopting universal encryption
  • SD-WAN as a networking solution will become more main-stream as enterprises further embrace cloud computing solutions and continue on a path to edge computing. SD-WAN can enable faster provisioning while also improving efficiency and staff productivity

More data volume and the need to provide increasing real-time insights is driving storage solution and management changes and the continued rise in cloud.  Security threats are pushing companies to rethink how to best encrypt and protect, and AI is making enterprise IT infrastructure faster and smarter.  No matter where your business is, Evolving Solutions can help you manage these ever-changing waters, so your IT infrastructure can meet the needs of your industry and marketplace.

Trends in Enterprise IT

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Today let’s look at some current enterprise IT trends.  Check out these recent articles about enterprise mobile, IoT and software-defined storage.

Securing enterprise mobile

One enterprise IT trend that is not going away is the need to find better methods to secure mobile devices.  The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and corporate-owned-personally-enabled (COPE) approaches are here to stay, making enterprise mobile security an important focus in 2018. According to an article on ZDNet, enterprise IT is looking at new mobile security techniques to better secure data, such as isolation, machine learning and artificial intelligence technology. As this year comes to a close, be sure to review your enterprise mobile management solution to understand how your data and devices are protected.

Making IoT application clearer

From the news you can see that IoT is definitely an enterprise IT trend that has a lot of momentum, but in reality, technology and business leaders are still struggling to understand how IoT technology can be applied.  Network World reports that recent Forrester research can help companies integrate IoT better.  Forrester recommends these three approaches for applying IoT:

  • Use IoT to improve the design of new or existing products or systems
  • Use IoT to automate physical processes
  • Use third-party IoT data to improve services and products

This article is quick to point out that often times complexity is the killer or immobilizer of an IoT project.  These three approaches can help enterprise IT leaders hone in on a specific application of the technology that can benefit their organizations.

Software-defined storage gains momentum

Finally another enterprise IT trend is the increased adoption of software-defined storage (SDS). According to an article by IBM, the adoption of software-defined storage has been growing as IT leaders look to lower costs, automate processes and increase infrastructure flexibility.  Other reasons why enterprise IT is choosing SDS are environment based:

  • Today’s data is more unstructured and volume continues to grow
  • Traditional provisioning techniques are not working with current data use demands
  • More cloud use demands a storage solution that can work in many environments

If you would like to learn more about software-defined storage or speak about our enterprise mobile and IoT solutions, please contact our team.