Whether to compute, storage and networking – software-defined are embraced in every area. That is one of the predictions of Riverbed Technology for 2017. There will also be expected to be a new cloud wave and gets the end-user experience more attention.
Here are five trends that we’ll look back in 2017.
1. Everything is software-defined
Management of the computing environment, storage and networking is becoming more automated managed by intelligent software and not the hardware components. It is expected to make big companies increasingly opting for technologies that allow for flexibility, insight, and performance. In this way, the way is open for the software-defined enterprise.
2. Digital transformation creates new cloud wave
Digital transformation is not just a trend. The expectation is that in all markets in 2017, more and more mission-critical applications will be migrated to the cloud. Cloud-only and Internet-only are the future. For this, organizations will be more flexible, and they can save more costs.
3. The end-user experience is key
Companies find that the performance of their applications (in some cases) deteriorate after a move to the cloud. This has adverse consequences for the end-user experience. Companies will increasingly organize an end-user experience center or appoint an employee using the end-user designer to optimize application performance and prevent frustrated employees through shadow IT look for their own solutions.
4. There will be an end to data storage on the premises
‘Cloud-first’ strategies are emerging, and CIOs are looking for ways to reduce the risk of data loss in the sites. Large enterprises also choose in 2017 for a centralized infrastructure model. With this, they can secure data at the sites with easier and more effective backup solutions. The same applies to storing data in the datacenter, the cloud or a hybrid solution. It is possible to implement the IT department capable of new services on site when the business requires it.
5. Large companies working towards strategic architecture for digital transformation
Large enterprises will increasingly realize the more application based on compute, storage and network infrastructures must work together seamlessly. If somewhere a flaw or a fault occurs in the infrastructure can affect the entire system. Therefore, a strategic architecture must include the entire company and bring together all the components into a single software-defined system.