TECH SUPPLIER Dec 2020 - Market Perspective - Doc # US47075220

The Future of Digital Infrastructure: Development of a Robust Digital Ecosystem Is Critical

By: Pam Miller, Rick VillarsGroup Vice President Worldwide Research, Alizabeth CalderResearch Adjunct Advisor

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This IDC Market Perspective discusses how a holistic approach to use of a digital infrastructure ecosystem accelerates digitally driven enterprises' use of innovative technologies. In the future of digital infrastructure, digitally driven enterprises will take a holistic approach to deployment across the digital infrastructure ecosystem. This ecosystem delivers timely access to innovative infrastructure resources — both shared and dedicated — that support adaptive, resilient, secure, and compliant digital business models. Solutions will be built on a cloud foundation, enabling greater use of flexible consumption and asset usage models and managed by a central orchestrator and platform.

Today, specialized ecosystems are frequently built around digital infrastructure conversion and specific industry- or market-based use cases to leverage multidisciplinary experts. The complexity of creating multiparticipant solutions through the technology value chain requires a unique cloud-based digital platform that maximizes customer success as well as leveraging and connecting ecosystem participants. IDC has named this new platform or management framework ecosystem orchestration platform (EOP). IDC believes EOPs will be the catalyst for faster digital ecosystem development.

"As customers increasingly demand complex solutions that bridge multiple technologies, industries, and vertical market requirements, vendors and services providers need to acknowledge that they can't do it all, for every industry, market, and use case on their own. An ecosystem approach to creating outcome generating use cases allows for better results that get to market more quickly." — Pam Miller, director, Infrastructure Channels and Ecosystems at IDC


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