These event proceedings were presented at the IDC Directions conferences in Santa Clara and Boston in February and March 2018.
Digital transformation involves the management of an increasingly diverse application and data portfolio, which extends from edge to core to cloud. Many organizations are struggling to scale their IT environments while supporting the convergence of IT, OT, and service providers in ways that deliver strategic market advantage. Fortunately, new technologies are rapidly maturing to the point where they can emulate and augment the power of human cognition. Cognitive automation in the datacenter is allowing repeatable tasks to be administrated in ways that enable enterprises to scale infrastructure and increase flexibility. In this session, Matt Eastwood explores how datacenter design and operations will be redefined by new forms of organizational intelligence that spans pattern detection across multiple data sources.