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10 Emerging IT Trends From Gartner Symposium

Here's a look at the top 10 emerging IT trends from the Gartner Symposium 2015, and what they mean for your IT operation.
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Nonstop Demand
IT infrastructure has grown in speed and capacity by leaps and bounds during the last decade. The growth slope doesn't show any sign of becoming flatter in the coming years. All this growth is in response to demand, which is, if anything, growing even faster than capacity.
This has a number of implications beyond the simple capex/opex equation. The impact on environmental factors (power and HVAC) is obvious, but there are also significant hits on things like maintenance windows. I spoke to several executives at the conference who said that maintenance windows have slammed shut: The only option is to use load balancing to fail over to an HA mirror while the primary is being updated, then update the HA twin after switch-back. That means twice the hardware and software licenses just to keep the bits flowing around the clock.
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Nonstop Demand

IT infrastructure has grown in speed and capacity by leaps and bounds during the last decade. The growth slope doesn't show any sign of becoming flatter in the coming years. All this growth is in response to demand, which is, if anything, growing even faster than capacity.

This has a number of implications beyond the simple capex/opex equation. The impact on environmental factors (power and HVAC) is obvious, but there are also significant hits on things like maintenance windows. I spoke to several executives at the conference who said that maintenance windows have slammed shut: The only option is to use load balancing to fail over to an HA mirror while the primary is being updated, then update the HA twin after switch-back. That means twice the hardware and software licenses just to keep the bits flowing around the clock.

(Image: Unsplash via Pixabay)

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10/23/2015 | 3:59:38 AM
Re: BI-MODAL - Planning and Operations
Brian, doing something looking for a long-term solution would be great, indeed. -Susan
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10/12/2015 | 8:29:02 AM
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Thanks, Brian. :) Yes, I understand. But since they say "no bears no revenue" I wonder if the only thing that matters to them is the revenue they get. I mean, if they care just because they will lose they revenue, or if they actually care about the future of the bears. 

Yes, I agree that at some point consumers should change buying patterns. But, honestly, I don't see this happening any time soon. Not in the way it needs to happen to really make a difference and be truly beneficial for the environment. 

-Susan 
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10/11/2015 | 9:23:01 AM
Re: BI-MODAL - Planning and Operations
Brian, 

"These businesses realize that in the future there might not be any polar bears in the region -- no bears, no revenue. And, new sources of revenues have to be located." 

Does the case study say anything about those businesses trying to do something to help the polar bears since the polar bears are their source of revenue, or they simply don't care about the ongoing extintion of polar bears and they only worry about finding any other species to replace the polar bears? 

Does the case study say anything about corportate responsibility and business ethics?

-Susan 
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