Summary of Trends
No, that’s not a spelling mistake…
The odyssey towards a truly invisible IT infrastructure is ongoing. Your platform must be high-performing yet agile, busy in the background. This, therefore, requires an evolution of infrastructure with cloud, information, and automation at the nucleus; an all-encompassing ‘infostructure’ that securely provides networking, compute, data, events, application services, devices, and more.
Lord of the Clouds
Cloud is infusing all areas of the organization today; a static, eternal place around the central throne is no longer a given. Optimized cloud usage that flows can help drive innovation, growth, agility, trust, financial transparency, and sustainability. Surely that’s a quest worth embarking on?
Ops, AI did it Again
So many platforms, applications, services, industrial assets, and edge devices to take care of – and so little time. AI to the rescue, again. AI recognizes patterns, generates insight, detects disturbances in real-time, and predicts what will happen next. Oops, is that infrastructure taking care of itself?
Simply the Edge
The edge is great, isn’t it? It’s where IT and OT continue to merge, enabling the intelligent industry enterprise. It’s also the tipping point for future success; where compute, storage and processing power join at the source of data collectors, sensors, and actors – it’s where innovation ignites.
Silence of the Servers
As operational business continuity continues to fully entwine with IT operations, there’s an increasing need for intelligently automated, software-driven, ‘zero-touch’, evergreen IT infrastructure platforms. So self-optimizing, that they’re no longer distinctly noticeable. Shhh…!
My Industry, My Cloud
An Industry Cloud contains the composition of multiple cloud services, business applications, data, and tools, contextualized to provide vertical, sector-specific capabilities. Some of these services, applications, and tools can be generic, while others may be purpose-built for the sector; in all cases, they can be configured and composed for more adaptivity. Industry Clouds make industry best practices available off-the-shelf, without the need for extensive custom-built activities.
For these reasons and more, Industry Clouds can bring a powerful, high-quality fix to lessen the weight of legacy, aging, custom-built IT landscapes – reducing their environmental impact while doing so. You can expect rapid availability of industry best practices and innovative solutions from the cloud, increasing speed to market; new ways to monetize solutions, possibly through partnering with technology and cloud providers; and an accelerated way to modernize and migrate the existing IT landscape to the cloud, benefiting from the scale and sustainability advantages cloud providers deliver.
Industry-specific clouds that focus on data and solutions for a specific sector, domain, or even region have the power to deliver a multitude of benefits – and they’re yours, all yours.