Organizations strive to align their IT infrastructure to drive business innovation to catch up with the evolving technological trends. World leaders, infrastructure and operations leaders, and business heads focus entirely on upgrading the existing IT infrastructure to support the ongoing initiatives. These technology trends could fall under three categories. They are predominantly:
These trends are strongly related to how businesses conduct routine operations and workflow. Together they shape the future of the IT architecture of a business. They cascade effects on underlying and associated functions, including development, manufacturing, marketing and sales, and HR. In this article, we shall highlight some of the technology trends supporting the IT infrastructures of most businesses.
Trend 1: Vanishing Data Centers
According to a study by Gartner, the future of IT infrastructure is constantly evolving. Due to this evolution, we will witness more computer power sold by:
– IaaS (infrastructure as a service)
– PaaS or platform as a service
Companies will no longer sell and deploy it into enterprise data centers. Now, this is a pretty significant shift in the tech industry. However, there is always an exception to specific rules and practices. The small-scale companies will still have the capability of an on-premise and hosted data center. This technological shift will require business entities and vendors to emphasize the management and leverage of the hybrid infrastructure. The hybrid infrastructure combines the on-premise, off-premise, cloud, and non-cloud landscapes.
Trend 2: Containerization, Microservices, and App Streams
The concept of containers, dockers, and other microservices for cloud development is relatively new. These are the new application platforms specifically for cloud architecture. Containers offer a convenient and feasible way to layout the per-process isolation. This capability makes dockers the best fit for developing the microservices where the applications exist as a suite for small services. These small services run as independent and separate processes while interacting with the help of lightweight network-based systems.
Moreover, developers can deploy these microservices and manage them independently after implementing them inside the containers. After the deployment, they have little to zero communication with the underlying operating system.
Trend 3: Business-Driven IT Infrastructure
In a recent survey by Gartner, we saw that more than 29% of IT spending is from the business units instead of the traditional IT units. The coming years will see a massive increase in this number. Business-driven IT takes precedence over conventional IT processes because the latter is slow-paced. In the current scenario, business-driven IT provides a better technical lookout for tech-savvy people. It offers efficient, new, and innovative ideas rapidly while swiftly and seamlessly making its way to new markets.
World leaders and IT experts realize the actual value of business-driven IT for the enterprise. It plays an integral role in
– Building up the IT infrastructure of an organization
– Developing solid ties and business relationships with key stakeholders
– Keeping central and core IT aware of the new project in pipelines
– Maintaining a long-term impact on the core business operations
Trend 4: Internet of Things (IoT)
IoT, or the internet of things, is the network of physical things or objects that are interconnected and have sensors, software, and related technologies for data sharing and communication.
The word IoT is the most general term in the IT world. IoT holds great potential to change how technology works and data centers operate and manage information. It manifests how
– Data evolves
– Data centers churn massive volumes of data constantly or periodically
– Devices stream data
IoT benefits every industry worldwide, including government agencies and business enterprises. Businesses can significantly impact IoT by uplifting and improving their IT infrastructure.
Trend 5: Stranded Capacity
When we talk about stranded capacity, we mean the things we pay for but do not use. They exist in both on-premise data warehouses and within the cloud. IT leaders and business leaders should invest in something outside uptime and availability. Features and capabilities like capacity, utilization, and density impact IT infrastructure more than others. Focusing on these can extend the data center lifecycle and decrease vendors’ costs.
To sum it up,
Adopting these modern trends and technologies will help your business flourish. It will unravel many business opportunities. A good IT architecture is a guarantee for unlimited growth opportunities.