The days when we had to meticulously design, construct, and implement our own unique and dedicated IT infrastructure are almost gone. Instead, we welcome an era that constructs & consumes right from the catalog.
We use powerful, pre-defined services and workloads that support us; like a truly hassle-free utility that satisfies any Digital objective. Combine this with the incredible richness of information — through sensors, mobile devices, and all things ‘things’—and you start to get both the ‘Invisible’ and ‘Infostructure’ part of the equation.
But Invisible” doesn’t mean we can ignore IT. The infostructure is at the heart of the enterprise, and as such, it requires careful and appropriate consideration. It needs to provide secure and reliable access to application services and data that mixes traditional and new deployment models, and existing and innovative technologies alike, whilst having an eye on future disruptive technologies. This will require nothing less than an orchestrated journey that must navigate this hybrid reality, for years to come.
The Hybrid Cloud (where you mix private on premise and public off premise services – we call it hybricity – clearly takes the lead in accelerating infrastructure innovation, and so do the next generation of mobile, social, data, and process technologies. Together, they constitute a highly agile 3rd platform (after the mainframe and PC platforms that we’re so familiar with), bringing with them unprecedented opportunities for enterprises to grow, without having to deal with the complexities of the underlying technology.
In the end, this is where we believe infrastructure is at its best: invisible, yet relevant and incredibly insightful, focusing on what matters most — business outcomes.
Expert: Gunnar Menzel
Part of Capgemini’s TechnoVision 2016 update series. See the full overview here.