IT trends through 2017 and how to prepare

The only thing constant is change, and these 10 IT trends coming to data centres through 2017, including open standards, require preparation.

The mega trends coming to data centres over the next five years seem daunting — infinite infrastructure, relentless business demands and a major shift in control — but there are ways IT pros can prepare.

People on the business side expect the company’s internal data centre infrastructure to have the same scalability and cost of Amazon Web Services’ cloud, according to an attendee at the Gartner Infrastructure Operations & Management Summit 2014 here this week.

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