The traditional approach to infrastructure architecture that manages by network, storage, compute, and data centers is a broken model. This siloed thinking has got us to consistently overbuilding and underconsuming.
A forward-looking option is to take a service-based approach that is aligned to future business needs rather than just a ‘focusing on fixing things because they fail’ approach.
Infrastructure architecture should identify technology implications based on business direction and undertake initiatives to design and provide the right level of services.
-Gopi Bheemavarapu, Director, CIO Advisory, Info-Tech Research Group