RESTON, VA – (December 12, 2018) Internap Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a global provider of performance-driven, full-spectrum data center and cloud solutions, today announced the results of its “State of IT Infrastructure Management” survey, which asked 500 IT professionals about their organization’s current and future plans for IT infrastructure, their perspectives on their current roles and responsibilities, and their thoughts on the future of IT as a whole.
Overall, two main trends emerged from the results: The pervasive migration of IT infrastructure away from on-premise data centers to colocation facilities and the cloud will continue full force over the next three years, and as a result, IT practitioners have an incredible desire to see roles and responsibilities move away from data center and infrastructure upkeep toward value-added activities.
“As enterprise digital transformation initiatives accelerate, it’s no surprise that IT teams are leading the way and that organizations are re-examining their IT infrastructure strategies to drive efficiencies and results,” said Jennifer Curry, Senior Vice President of Global Cloud Services at INAP. “Forty-four percent of IT professionals feel that senior management sees their role as ‘purely keeping the lights on,’ yet nearly 80 percent believe that they could bring more value to their organizations if they spent less time on routine tasks, like server monitoring and maintenance. With their infrastructure off premise and the right tools and partners in place, IT teams can focus on true business unit alignment and unlock IT’s potential as a center of innovation.”
INAP’s full “State of IT Infrastructure Management” survey report can be downloaded here.
Key data from this survey includes:
From infrastructure strategies to the mission of the IT department itself, the survey results illustrate a critical business function at a crossroads.
The data was derived from a survey of 500 IT professionals with data center, server and cloud infrastructure responsibilities who work at businesses and enterprises (100+ employees in the United States and Canada.) The State of IT Infrastructure Management survey, commissioned and written by INAP and facilitated by Precision Sample, was hosted online between September 26 – October 15, 2018. The margin of error is ± 4.38% at the 95% confidence level.
Internap Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP) is a global provider of performance-driven, full-spectrum data center and cloud solutions. Through its portfolio of high-density colocation, managed cloud hosting and powerful network services, INAP partners with its customers, who range from the Fortune 500 to emerging startups, to create secure and scalable IT infrastructure solutions. INAP operates in 53, primarily Tier 3 design data centers in 21 metropolitan markets and has 102 POPs around the world. INAP has over 1 million gross square feet in its portfolio, with approximately 600,000 square feet of sellable data center space.
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