SolarWinds IT Trends 2017

The 2017 IT Trends Report: Portrait of a Hybrid IT Organization

SolarWinds recently released the 2017 IT Trends Report: Portrait of a Hybrid IT Organization, which highlights the current trends in IT from the perspective of IT professionals. The full details of the report as well as recommendations for hybrid IT success can be found at

The findings—based on a survey fielded in December 2016 that yielded responses from 205 IT practitioners, managers, and directors in the U.S. and Canada from public and private sector small, mid-size, and enterprise companies whose organizations are leveraging cloud-based services for at least some IT infrastructure—help illustrate what a modern hybrid IT organization looks like—notably, they are realizing the cost benefits of the cloud, but continue to struggle with shifting job and skill dynamics.

The key takeaways from the 2017 trends report are:

  1. Moving more applications, storage, and databases into the cloud.
  2. Experiencing the cost efficiencies of cloud.
  3. Building and expanding cloud-roles and skill sets for IT professionals.
  4. Increasing complexity and lacking visibility across the entire hybrid IT infrastructure.

Cloud and hybrid IT are a reality for many organizations today and have created a new era of work—one that is more global, interconnected, and flexible than ever. At the same time, the benefits of hybrid IT introduce greater complexity and technology abstraction. IT professionals are tasked with devising new and creative methods to monitor and manage these services as well as prepare their organizations and themselves for continued technology advancements.

Are these consistent with your organizational directives and environment? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Source: solarwinds GEEK SPEAK


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