September 24, 2017

Technological power of the digital business shift

By Abork

Since 2007, there have been constant predictions from IT pundits on technological trends for coming years. This however, has never been an easy undertaking given the volatility of this particular market (IT market). There are quite a number of technological trends in the year 2015 that have been identified which organizations should hardly afford to ignore in shaping their strategic planning process.

It has been noted that every year cloud computing or cloud services plays fundamental role in almost all the trends in regards to IT.

Web-scale IT

It is highly perceived that in 2015 going forward, several organizations are bound to begin integrating world-class computing into their general operations. The initial phase of this technology is the merger of development and operations a concept denoted as ‘DevOps.’ The concept is put together in a seamless coordinated approach thus, driving rapid, uninterrupted incremental development of applications as well as services.

With this technological trend, images (1)business enterprises are bound to move away from the known traditional scale-up architectures headed for scale-out architectures. This leverages quite a number of aspects namely low-cost and open-source hardware and software among others. The benefits that firms are certain to gain are in terms of resiliency, scalability, flexibility and lower entire ownership cost due to less maintenance.

Facebook, a widely known social network monster with a billion plus active users on a regular basis is one such enterprise exploiting Web-scale IT approach.

Web-scale IT Recipe

  • Industrial data centers
  • Web-oriented architectures
  • Programmable management
  • Agile processes
  • Collaborative organization style
  • Learning culture.

Web-scale IT is definitely not a one size fits all development. In ideal paced-layered style, implement this approach to IT based service delivery that is best to the liking of your customers.

At some point hardware is bound to fail, hence, building resilient software and infrastructure that ensures proper automation is so critical to any organization.

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