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INAP In the News: Roundup of Coverage of INAP’s Second Annual State of IT Infrastructure Management Report


Nov 22, 2019

INAP’s newly released State of IT Infrastructure Management has garnered interest around the tech news ecosystem. For this second annual report, we surveyed 500-plus IT professionals with data center, server and cloud infrastructure responsibilities at companies in the U.S. and Canada. If you have not read the new report yet, you can download it here.

The survey delves into what’s driving the decline of on-premise data centers and highlight the factors associated with successful infrastructure strategies in the hybrid and multicloud era.

Check out the analysis of the survey results from the following tech news outlets:

CIO Dive provided a summary of the survey results and shared their own insights based on the results:

“Honest self-evaluations are important, especially when CEOs are waiting on a return on investment. But dated infrastructures, unequipped for timely modernization, will slow those gains further.”

Read the full story at CIODive.com.

Enterprise AI honed in on what’s fueling the migration to the cloud based on the survey results:

“The wholesale lift and shift of enterprise applications and databases from on-premise data centers to the cloud is being driven by considerations such as improved network bandwidth, scaling ability, higher availability and the rise of cloud-native applications.”

Read the full story at EnterpriseAI.news.

BetaNews highlighted the shift to off-premise data centers and cited INAP SVP of Global Cloud Services Jennifer Curry’s thoughts on the results:

“The role of the IT professional is changing, and for the second consecutive year, they are making it known that they want to lead digital transformation initiatives.”

“The results show IT professionals would much rather spend their time assessing their systems for outsourcing (cloud readiness) or designing complex multi-service environments rather than performing routine tasks which can be easily outsourced, such as monitoring their infrastructure. These activities would have a larger business impact and add more value to their organization, so IT leaders should use this as a wake-up call and figure out how to adjust their strategies accordingly.”

Read the full story at BetaNews.com.