Applied Infrastructure and DevOps

Covering the evolution of IT infrastructure to adapt to rapidly changing workloads born from emerging DevOps environments; guiding clients on how this environment will operate and how they can win within it.


Modern IT infrastructure must be designed and equipped to rapidly adapt to changing workloads as enterprises adopt DevOps tools, culture and processes. IT leaders increasingly understand that if they structure IT architecture and services similarly to successful commerce service providers (via building blocks/micro-services) they can rapidly adapt to unforeseen change, need or risk. The Applied Infrastructure & DevOps Channel is organized to foster this perspective and provide guidance to clients on how this new environment will operate and how they can win within it. Broader thinking is required across tangential technologies and markets that will help leaders understand the ways they interoperate and/or converge to support new IT goals. The Channel analyzes the future of IT in the context of larger market transitions under way, among them: the acceleration of automation; hybrid cloud computing; adaptive networking; redefined/optimized storage; functions as a service, containers and serverless; the coalescence of security, development and IT operations into ‘DevSecOps’; increasingly invisible infrastructure; and intelligent edge architectures.


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Market Insight

Work-from-home Response due to COVID-19 Shows SD-WAN is as much about the Remote User as the Remote Branch

Our Coronavirus Flash Survey March 2020 showed how enterprises are responding to the drastic changes the COVID-19 pandemic is causing.

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Market Insight

COVID-19: Keeping the Lights on when Digital is all that's Left

Since coronavirus has shut down almost all commerce that requires a physical presence, from retail stores to restaurants to sporting events, for most businesses digital properties represent the only potential for revenue.

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Market Insight

Readiness a Key Driver of Enterprise DevOps in Age of Pandemic

The importance of being ready to respond to the latest changes, not only in the market but in the broader world, has never been clearer than amid the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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Market Insight

Enterprise Network Automation Gets Competitive

Network IT must manage networking in a broader variety of environments spanning multiple cloud networks, between clouds, and in containerized environments in addition to hypervisor, and physical networking and manual configuration will be untenable.

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2020 Trends Report Excerpt

2020 Trends in Applied Infrastructure & DevOps

Global business leaders have at their collective disposal the digital and physical tools to innovate, serve customers, drive efficiencies, and create and increase value faster than ever before. The modern, cloud-native IT environment – with its intelligently connected and orchestrated multi/hybrid/edge execution venues supporting workloads like IoT and AI – is becoming too complex, distributed and strategic for humans to manage alone.

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Market Insight

Why the RPA Market is so Hot, and Where it's Headed

Robotic process automation (RPA) is the hottest market the IT industry has seen since the rise of smart phones, search engines, e-commerce and social media. While many vendors are over a decade old, the revenue of some jumped 100-fold in just the last two years. But why?