10 Trends Impacting Infrastructure and Operations in 2020

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Research firm Gartner, Inc highlighted the trends that infrastructure and operations leaders must start preparing for to support digital infrastructure in 2020.

“This past year, infrastructure trends focused on how technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) or edge computing might support rapidly growing infrastructure and support business needs at the same time,” said Ross Winser, senior research director at Gartner. “While those demands are still present, our 2020 list of trends reflects their ‘cascade effects,’ many of which are not immediately visible today.”

Winser encouraged industry leaders to take a step back from “the pressure of keeping the lights on” and prepare for 10 key technologies and trends likely to significantly impact their support of digital infrastructure in 2020 and beyond.

Gartner’s Top 10 Trends Impacting Infrastructure and Operations

Gartner’s 10 trends they have identified as impacting infrastructure and operations in 2020 include:

  1. Automation Strategy Rethink
  2. Hybrid IT Versus Disaster Recovery (DR) Confidence
  3. Scaling DevOps Agility
  4. Infrastructure Is Everywhere — So Is Your Data
  5. Overwhelming Impact of IoT
  6. Distributed Cloud
  7. Immersive Experience
  8. Democratization of IT
  9. Networking — What’s Next?
  10. Hybrid Digital Infrastructure Management (HDIM)