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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Datacenter 2020 Predictions

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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Datacenter 2020 Predictions
Published: October 31, 2019 Content info: 18 Pages
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This IDC study discusses the worldwide datacenter top 10 predictions for 2020."CIOs need to transform the 'culture' of the IT team in the next two years from a focus on acquiring/managing/supporting products within corporate datacenters to delivering the diverse and ever-evolving portfolio of cloud- and edge-based resources that underlay their organization's modern digital services," says Richard Villars, research vice president, Datacenter and Cloud.

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Product Code: US44747919

IDC FutureScape Figure

Executive Summary

IDC FutureScape Predictions

  • Summary of External Drivers
  • Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers
    • Prediction 1: By 2023, More than 50% of New Infrastructure Deployed Will Be in Increasingly Critical Edge Locations Rather Than Corporate Datacenters, up from Less than 10% Today
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 2: In 2020, 40% of Enterprises' Datacenter Investments Will Be Associated with Running Composite Apps That Need Reliable/Secure Interconnect to Third-Party Resources in Cloud or Colocation Facilities
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 3: By 2023, 80% of Workloads Will Shift to or Be Created with Containers/Microservices, Reducing Per-App Infrastructure Needs by 60%, While Driving a 70% Improvement in Digital Service Resiliency
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 4: By 2022, 40% of Enterprises Will Take Advantage of Hyper-Customized Infrastructure Services for In-Memory Data and Heterogenous Computing to Reduce Time to Embed AI into Standard Business Processes
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 5: By 2023, 50% of Core Enterprise Datacenters and 75% of Major Edge IT Sites Will Leverage ML- and AI-Enabled Controls to Transform Maintenance and Improve the Efficient Use of Energy Resources
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 6: In 2022, 30% of Consumer-Facing Businesses Will Deploy and Securely Operate Infrastructure to Deliver an Optimal Digital Experience for Customers, Employees, and Smart Things in Many Locations
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 7: By 2024, Over 75% of Infrastructure in Edge Locations Will Be Consumed/Operated via an as-a-Service Model, as Will More than Half of Datacenter Infrastructure
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 8: By 2021, Close Scrutiny from Regulators/Governments on Infrastructure Standards and AI Use Will Shape Enterprises' Technology and Facility Choices, Similar to Developments in Data Protection/Privacy
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 9: By 2022, 40% of Companies Will Incorporate Metrics on Digital Resiliency for Autonomous Facilities and Provider-Operated Infrastructure into C-Level and Board-Level Business Dashboards
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 10: By 2022, 60% of Companies Will Rely on Colocation Partners to Provide Most of the Connectivity Services and Power-Optimized Facilities Designed to Improve Performance for Edge-Based AI Investments
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance

Advice for Technology Buyers

External Drivers: Detail

  • The Age of Innovation: Driving the Future Enterprise
  • Accelerated Disruption: Navigating Business Challenges as Volatility Intensifies
  • The Platform Economy: Competing at Hyperscale
  • Sense, Compute, Act: Maximizing Data Value
  • Crisis of Digital Trust: Escalating Threats Mandate Strategic Responses
  • Intelligence Everywhere: AI's Opportunity and Implications
  • Rising Customer Expectations: More Convenience, Customization, and Control

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