Section 7

Step 5—Future-proof your infrastructure

Perhaps most importantly, create a future-proof IT infrastructure. Your organization will need to be ready for the inevitable new technologies that will bring new opportunities and increased IT complexities. An agile and flexible hybrid infrastructure can reduce the complexity of those technologies and increase your ability to take advantage of them.

Ask yourself:

What applications do you plan to run in the next three years?

Will your IT environment accommodate these new workloads and apps?

Will these new workloads stay on-premises? Which are good candidates for the cloud?

“As we become larger and more diverse in our work locations, we will need more resources and better connectivity and redundancy than we can perform locally onsite at our data center,” said one IT pro.1