Targeted technology investments are needed in the new landscape, with a growing shift in infrastructure investments towards the cloud and software-defined models.
The indication emerges from one of the most recent surveys conducted by IDC globally: creating and maintaining a resilient infrastructure will be a business priority for seven out of ten companies over the next two years.
Over the past year and a half, it business professionals have faced a deep crisis that is very different from the previous
ones. This has meant focusing on urgent and innovative infrastructure approaches to try to ensure business continuity and survival. For some companies, the economic slowdown has also served to optimize costs and return on investment. In the medium term, however, IT will have to consolidate operational resilience, making investments in technologies that will permeate entire organizations more continuously, beyond the exceptional context dictated by the first impact of the pandemic.
In practice, it will be a matter of moving from a state of “basic survival” to one of “long-term resilience”
This can be achieved by planning in a more reasoned way the shift of infrastructure investments towards the cloud and software-defined models. Policy-driven automation, scalability, security and ultimately cost management through consumption-based formulas will be indispensable practices to maintain a reliable infrastructure environment capable of overcoming further emergencies.
In parallel, successful enterprises will invest in identifying critical KPIs that can have a direct impact on business outcomes.
Proactive and predictive analytics on cost, health, compliance, security, and technology infrastructure performance will help detect trends and automate responses to increase flexibility and thus overall business resilience. Using cloud application architectures built around containers and microservices is more effective in environments where KPIs and policies are dynamically tracked,to enable organizations to balance workloads and mitigate risk.
By 2023, IDC predicts that 80% of digitally transformed enterprises will rely on infrastructure metrics related to resilience and continuous improvement to drive enterprise business. IDC advises business leaders TO share best practices and metrics with peers to promote the development of industry benchmarks for infrastructure resilience and cost and security profiles. These issues will be discussed on September 23rd, in live streaming from 11:30 to 12:45,during the IDC Resilient Infrastructure 2021digital event.