In the cloud age some have predicted the end of the datacentre, but for many the foreseeable future is a hybrid one, where on premise continues to have a crucial role to play.
Major vendors have increasingly realised they can bring consumption based IT into the datacentre, accelerating hardware purchase cycles and unlocking the very latest infrastructure so that organisations can meet any business challenge and pursue new opportunities.
Hybrid has fast become the major model for IT, with surveys indicating it prevails in around 70% of all enterprise IT environments. What’s more, 60-70% of enterprises will be expanding their investment in hybrid as they prioritise initiatives such as the software-defined datacentre. On premise investment is further driven by advances in storage, composable infrastructures, AI, machine learning and high-performance computing.
Other priorities for datacentre investment:
- Security will be the No.1 concern, with budget redirected to training, security specialists and hardware replacement to mitigate problems from older infrastructure
- Edge computing will drive business growth and development, bringing compute closer to consumers and reducing the bandwidth needed to deliver services. Edge storage management will enable data to be maintained where it is most used.
- Serverless computing is at or near the top of many prediction lists, with the datacentre accommodating the back end
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