Aug 29 2018

VMworld 2018: The Alleged Death of the Data Center and the Rise of DevOps

Gartner made some serious waves in the IT industry when it released a report alleging that "the data center is dead." The bold proclamation was based on the firm's survey findings, which noted that "by 2025, 80% of enterprises will have shut down their traditional data center, versus 10% today." Another disruptive force poised to transform IT is a new collaborative operating model called DevOps, which sees software developers and IT operations administrators working together as a team instead of in silos. We spoke with Gartner Research Director Gregg Siegfried at VMworld 2018 to get his take on the future of the data center and an understanding of what the rise of DevOps means for business.

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    • Gregg Siegfried, Research Director, Cloud & IT Operations, Gartner

Video Highlights

  • The traditional data center and its role are poised to shrink and transform dramatically in the near future.
  • The rise of the DevOps model will require a major shift in function and thinking when it comes to IT operations.
  • However, these transformations and shifts must be defined by each organization, as there's no one-size-fits-all rule to these things.