IDC at VMworld 2019

IT Transformation from Edge to Cloud

San Francisco, CA, August 28, 2019


Our industry focuses a great deal of attention on technology and its business benefits. In our digitally transformed world, everything is connected to everything else, creating new datastreams that need to be transported, stored and computed. Success in digital transformation requires new thinking about the consumption of IT resources that span a continuum stretching from edge to core to cloud. Organizations are making the largest investments and changes in datacenter infrastructure in decades, and this is placing enormous pressure on technology, IT staff and organizational processes. Join us for this complimentary analyst briefing and breakfast as IDC's leading enterprise infrastructure and datacenter experts provide their latest insight and intelligence on IT transformation and the impact multi-cloud usage models are having on both the datacenter and the edge. Presenters will provide guidance on the key investments and strategies IT solutions providers must consider when positioning to meet their aggressive business growth objectives.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
W Hotel San Francisco – Social Terrace
7:00 AM to 8:45 AM (presentations begin at 7:30 AM)

General Information


7:00 AM - 7:30 AM

7:30 AM - 7:35 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Matt Eastwood, Senior Vice President, Enterprise, Datacenter, Cloud Infrastructure and Developers

7:35 AM - 7:50 AM
Three Strategic CIO Priorities for IT Transformation: Are You Ready to Capitalize?
Richard Villars, Vice President, Datacenter & Cloud
We are entering an era where the technologies and the digital processes that businesses deploy are so tightly linked to their customers and markets that the boundary between the enterprise's internal operations and the enterprise's external ecosystem (e.g., customers, markets, competitors, partners, and regulators) is rapidly disappearing. This session will explore what CIO's top priorities will be as their organizations become digitally determined, and they transform their IT organization. It will also provide insights on where targeted investments will ensure that your company can capitalize on companies' efforts to deliver ubiquitous digital infrastructure that supports their new requirements.

7:50 AM - 8:05 AM
Cloud Migration: Considerations, Challenges and Tools
Deepak Mohan, Research Director, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group
While enterprise interest in cloud has accelerated, the path to cloud and the integration of cloud with the enterprise IT environment continues to be an impediment to cloud adoption momentum. IT leaders and application owners report that limitations in skillsets, along with the complex nature of their application portfolio, act as barriers to cloud adoption. This is further compounded by the increasing need for hybrid, and the limited clarity around specific hybrid requirements. This session will discuss the topic of cloud migration and present a framework to think through a customer's cloud migration journey. This will also discuss an approach to understand hybrid use cases and requirements, to help customers define and make progress on their infrastructure transformation effort.

8:05 AM - 8:20 AM
Trends on Workload Migration -- from Traditional to Cloud Environments
Sriram Subramanian, Research Director, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group
IDC research shows that the center of gravity for enterprise IT workloads is shifting from traditional environments to cloud based environments. But not all applications are migrating at the same pace. Popular enterprise workloads such as data management packages and Windows environment based business applications are moving to cloud at a faster rate than the median. This session will discuss the top workloads migrating into cloud, the characteristics that enable movement of these workloads into cloud, and recommendations to facilitate workload migrations.

8:20 AM - 8:35 AM
Containers in the Enterprise: Where Are We Now?
Gary Chen, Research Director, Software Defined Compute
Docker was born six years ago and Kubernetes five years ago -- kicking off massive hype within the industry. But where are enterprises today with their container deployments and how are they using them? This session will explore the impact of containers on infrastructure, particularly virtualization and management, and how containers are being used in the context of DevOps, traditional applications, microservices, and hybrid cloud.

8:35 AM - 8:45 AM
Analyst Q&A


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