The Trends Impacting Infrastructural Change
As once said by the famous management consultant Peter Ferdinand Drucker that, “the entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.”
Similarly, there has been a huge transformation in the field of infrastructure and operation through the advent of the latest technologies. The focus is more on aligning the operative system and infrastructure with that of the business strategies implemented using artificial intelligence (AI), network automation or edge computing.
There are certain technologies that help to create a trend and support digital infrastructure.
Eliminating the need for infrastructure provisioning and management
The innovative technologies resulted in serverless computing that resulted in the elimination of infrastructure provisioning and management. The method is to adopt an application-based approach rather than the infrastructure one. Although the focus is to replace the physical infrastructures yet, in reality, it cannot be done immediately. Now, it is part of the responsibility of the service provider to manage the entire provisioning. In order to initiate serverless technology, the enterprise needs to involve the infrastructure and operations team to be able to deploy such expertise.
Effect of AI
AI proved beneficial for leaders handling infrastructure and operations. It has transformed enterprises organizationally and digitalized the business. AI-based companies are cost-effective and efficient. Hence, small, medium and large-scale organizations are readily adopting AI to leverage digitalization.
The network competency
Network agility is the backbone of the internet of things (IoT), cloud services, edge services, and other such technologies. Network availability is the key to success. Hence, organizations ensure building a team of professionals who can enhance the pace of network operations and also improve their efficiency. This helped to induce automation and analytics within the infrastructural operation. It must be noted that, with the advent of 5G in the market, cloud computing and IoT devices increased in number.
Elimination of the data center
According to industry experts, 80% of companies that adopted cloud technology reduced their dependence on the on-premise data center. Through cloud computing, the data center is now managed by the vendor. Hence physical data centers are no more part of the modern-day infrastructure. Moreover, cloud infrastructure is strategic in terms of competence and cost-effectiveness.
Impact of edge computing
Immersive technologies such as IoT will redefine the process of edge computing. The edge computing helps people connect to the digital world where computing topology and information are available for users to consume. This technological trend does not replace cloud technologies but augments it.
Managing digital diversity
Digital diversity refers to the technology present in a modern digital enterprise. Although the traditional asset management is not yet completely replaced by its modern counterpart yet, people have started depending more on digital diversity management to efficiently manage the assets.
The utility of Software as a Service (SaaS)
SaaS is a software that customers can use as a pay as you use basis. It has somewhat revolutionized the strategy of the organization’s infrastructural delivery. However, there are still organizations that rely upon infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) solution.
With the digitalization of infrastructure facilities, there is a growing need for people to maneuver new skillsets. A combination of skills, talent, hybrid operation, and adaptability create a suitable environment for infrastructural change. In order to align oneself with the global infrastructure, the leaders must also consider the enterprise budget to combine traditional and digital infrastructure for organizational benefit.
- Kathakali Basu