HyperGrid 2017 IT #Predictions

Last week our CTO James Thomason contributed three predictions to David Marshall’s 2017 Virtualization and Cloud Series in his 9th annual VMblog.com series exclusive. Building on these thoughts we’ve expanded into further predictions and how they will impact 2017 and beyond.

Prediction: Edge Computing

We’re moving to billions of devices and that processing is happening on the edge of data collection; bandwidth and the onsite needed to analyze data presents a big opportunity for CIOs. We will also see the start of a switch from highly centralized cloud models to decentralized edge models.

Prediction: IoT and Data

Data, data everywhere – with 20 billion connected things to be bought, integrated and supported by 2020 (according to Gartner), businesses being built around them will create new opportunities for CIOs and demand the rethink of infrastructure; consuming IT, not building IT, will be essential.

Prediction: Cloud

Network and storage virtualization will become more mainstream; containers increasingly will become the default choice for new applications being deployed; with storage at a big expense no one is going to pay for net new hardware optimized storage deployments anymore.

Software will continue to eat hardware with cloud (on-premises and off-premises); CIOs will continue to look towards infrastructure solutions that will free them up to focus on innovation.

Manoj Nair joins HyperGrid from HPE where he was GM and VP of Product Management for Converged Infrastructure. His team was responsible for driving the Product Strategy and Roadmap across all elements of the Converged Portfolio & Infrastructure Management. Prior to HPE, Manoj was SVP leading strategy and R&D for the Public Cloud solutions at EMC. This was an incubation team working across the EMC federation of companies. Previously, Manoj was SVP & GM at RSA – responsible for IAM & Authentication product lines. Previously he led R&D and Product Management for RSA Security Management portfolio. Manoj also led R&D for EMC's internal incubation project, EMC Infoscape, as well as the architecture of the EMC PowerPath product family. Manoj has also held development and research positions at Data General, Novell and US NSF funded Research Labs. He is also the holder of over a dozen patents granted by USPTO in Systems Software, File systems, Information Management and Security. Manoj holds a M.S. in Computer Science from Clemson University. Forbes Technology Council, Official Member 2018

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