Top 10 Disruptive Technologies Affecting the Data Center - IT Operations Process Automation

By eweek  |  Posted 2008-02-22 Print this article Print

Automating the IT management process remains a key objective for IT executives focused on driving cost and complexity out of IT operations. Adoption continues to gain momentum and will grow as enterprises' maturity provides the process knowledge, the need and the appropriate expectation to meet the challenge.


Several technologies are poised to shake up the data center. Gartner Research Vice President Carl Claunch provided eWEEK with a list of 10 technologies to watch. They are all relatively immature today, Claunch said, but will mature enough for widespread use in the next 18 to 36 months. In many cases, he said, maturity will occur only for a subset of each technology or for well-defined applications, with full maturity for more general use lagging beyond the three-year window.

The 10 technologies that follow should be considered in conjunction with many proven, fully mature technologies, as well as others that did not make this list but can also provide value for many companies.


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