Unlike born-in-the-cloud companies that usually rely heavily on the public cloud for competitiveness and agility, most organisations will need to orchestrate, integrate, manage, and source a hybrid mix of cloud and non-cloud resources to satisfy legacy IT and regulatory demands (see figure below). Model: Most organisations will have a mix of public, private, and hybrid […] Read more »
Where To Next For Systems Infrastructure Vendors? – Part II
Nearly three years ago we wrote about the existential crisis that systems infrastructure vendors faced: will the future systems infrastructure vendor be selling on-premise systems to enterprises, on-premise systems to independent IaaS players, or selling IaaS services to both? The crisis has not gone away and vendors are reshuffling their cards and stacking the deck […] Read more »
Where To Next For Systems Infrastructure Vendors?
Vendors of branded systems infrastructure hardware are reaching two major inflection points. First, system architectures are increasingly being sold as converged infrastructure (CI) that packages servers, storage, networking and infrastructure software into a single solution. Second, in order to gain agility, enterprises move away from on-premise solutions and increasingly adopt as-a-service infrastructure (IaaS) deployment options […] Read more »
Four Hybrid IT Environments: It Is Not Just About Hybrid Cloud!
There is more than just private, public, and hybrid cloud. Many IT customers will need to orchestrate a hybrid mix of cloud and non-cloud IT resources for some time. The METISfiles defines eight different IT environments that will coexist in the foreseeable future. Four of these environments are homogeneous: private cloud, public cloud, legacy IT, […] Read more »