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Oct 2017 - IDC FutureScape - Doc # US43137417

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Enterprise Infrastructure 2018 Predictions

Table of Contents

IDC FutureScape Figure

Figure: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Enterprise Infrastructure 2018 Top 10 Predictions

Executive Summary

IDC FutureScape Predictions

Summary of External Drivers

Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers

Prediction 1: Through 2021, NVMe Will Replace SCSI as the Protocol of Choice in Enterprise-Class Arrays; More Than 25% of Spending on AFAs in 2021 Will Derive from End-to-End NVMe-Based Systems

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

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Prediction 2: By 2021, 50% of Enterprise Infrastructure Will Employ Some Form of Cognitive and Artificial Intelligence to Improve Enterprise Productivity, Manage Risks, and Drive Overall Cost Reduction

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IT Impact

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Prediction 3: By 2021, in Value Terms, Over 25% of Infrastructure Services Will Have Some Autonomous Self-Managing Capabilities, Expediting Business Outcomes and Mitigating the Risk of Human Error Resulting from Manual Intervention

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Prediction 4: In 2020, Spending on Multi-Silicon Computing Will Total More Than $6 Billion, with the Technology Becoming Ubiquitous in Most Computing Environments

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Prediction 5: In 2021, Spending on Hybrid Cloud Data Services for Data Protection, Integration and Orchestration, Security and Compliance, and Location Optimization Will Total More Than $60 Billion

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Prediction 6: By Mid-2020, SD-WAN, as an Enabler of Edge Computing, Will Be the Mainstream Foundation Technology — One That Represents More Than $6 Billion in Spending on Infrastructure and Managed Services in 2020

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Prediction 7: By 2019, 50% of Multinational Organizations Will Have Revisited Their Cloud, IT Infrastructure, and Data Governance Setups to Ensure Compliance with New Data Regulations Being Introduced Around the World, Especially the EU's GDPR and Revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2)

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Prediction 8: By 2021, 65% of Enterprises Will Be Deploying Universal Encryption on Server Infrastructure to Comply with Data Privacy, Integrity, and Confidentiality

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Prediction 9: By 2021, Installed and In-Use Container Instances Will Amount to More Than 3.5 Billion, with Over 20% of Them Running in Distributed Locations Serving Edge and IoT Workloads

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Prediction 10: In 2021, Spending on Infrastructure as a Service Will Be 15% More Than Spending on On-Premises Compute, Storage, and Networking Infrastructure, Reflecting the Ongoing Shift from Capex to Opex Among Enterprises

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Advice for Technology Buyers

External Drivers: Detail

Accelerating DX: Technology-Centric Transformation Altering Business and Society

Pace of Change: Technology Capabilities Enable Sustainable Change at the Speed of Digital Business

DX Delta: Leaders and Disruptors Widen Performance Gap

Human Versus Machine: The Impact of AI and Automation

Platform Disruption: Unleashing Digital Innovation's Power for Scale

Cyberthreats: Theft, Ransom, and Cyberattack on the Rise

Innovation Impasse: Legacy Systems Constraining Transformation

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