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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Datacenter 2019 Predictions

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Datacenter 2019 Predictions

This IDC study discusses the worldwide datacenter top 10 predictions for 2019."In a digital economy where owning the customer experience is the goal, a premium must be placed guaranteeing response time and rapid but secure data movement. Greater use of data vaults, increasing service interconnect of composite workloads, and the creation of a service delivery edge will dominate datacenter decisions," says Richard Villars, research vice president, Datacenter and Cloud

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Executive Summary
IDC FutureScape Predictions
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Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers
Prediction 1: By 2020, the Need to Secure Growing Volumes of Dispersed Data Generated at Edge Locations Will Have Driven 40% of Enterprises to Set Up and Operate Data Vaults in Multiple Colocation Facilities
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Prediction 2: In 2019, 80% of Enterprises' New Digital Services Will Be Composite Workloads That Need Secure, Reliable Interconnection with
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Prediction 3: Over the Next Three Years, 70% of Enterprises Will Adopt Dynamic Software-Defined Branch and Network Solutions That Deliver Security and Flexibility Across Cloud, Datacenter, and Edge Interactions
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Prediction 4: By 2021, 60% of Enterprises Will Require Access to Power/Cooling Infrastructure Operating at Three Times Today's Standard to Manage
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Prediction 5: By 2022, 50% of IT Assets in Enterprise Datacenters Will Have the Ability to Run Autonomously Using Embedded AI Functionality That Leverages Smart IT and Facilities Systems
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Prediction 6: By 2022, 40% of Enterprises Will Have Doubled Their IT Asset Spending in Edge Locations and Nearby Colocation Facilities Versus Core Datacenters to Deliver Digital Services to Local Users and Things
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Prediction 7: By 2023, 60% of Enterprises Will Use Flexible, Lower-Cost IT Consumption Models That Leverage Centralized IT Asset Depots Jointly Run by Hardware Suppliers and Colocation Providers
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Prediction 8: In 2019, 25% of Enterprises Will Shift Away from Large Datacenter Consolidation to Modernizing Optimally Located Smaller Datacenters to Support New Compute and Data-Intensive Applications
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Prediction 9: After 2020, Most Enterprises Will Shift Internal Investments to Deploy Dedicated Cloud Platforms from Which to Launch Innovative Services Rather Than Investing in Modernizing Existing Datacenters
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Prediction 10: By 2022, 40% of Enterprises' Spending with Colocation Providers Will Be on Advanced Asset Management and Optimization Services Rather Than on Basic Connectivity and Facility Services
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ADVICE FOR TECHNOLOGY BUYERS
EXTERNAL DRIVERS: DETAIL
Next Chapter of DX: Technology-Driven Transformation Altering Business and Society
The Race to Innovate: Speed of Change, Delivery, and Operations Separates Thrivers and Survivors
Platforms, Platforms, Platforms: Industry Competes for Innovation at Scale
Sense, Compute, Actuate: Turning Data into Value
New Nature of Risk: Innovation Requires New Thinking in Security and Risk Management
Emerging Autonomy: Learning to Live with AI
Legacy Inertia: Retrofit the Old into the DX World
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