When it comes to the modern network, challenges arise — and at a scale never seen before. Gartner writes that, “Enterprise infrastructures are changing, with new opportunities — and new threats.”
Between growing numbers of connected devices, distributed cloud resources, and edge location management, securing and optimising the network edge is a complex—and urgent—concern.
In this report, Gartner examines the evolving nature of the modern network edge, and identifies a number of best practices for optimising cloud management and performance, as well as how to develop an edge computing strategy that will support your network into the future.
“Through 2023, enterprises that isolate/segment their campus network devices will experience 25% fewer successful cyberattacks.”
“By 2023, 40% of all enterprise workloads will be deployed in cloud infrastructure and platform services, up from 20% in 2020.”
“By year-end 2023, 20% of installed edge computing platforms will be delivered and managed by hyperscale cloud providers, compared to less than 1% in 2020.”
Who is this report for?
This report is intended for C-Suite, Directors and other tech leaders to gain an overview of evolving network challenges with key findings and recommendations on strengthening the network edge.
What will I learn?
I&O leaders responsible for cloud and edge infrastructure must be innovative with network security, workload deployments and infrastructure extended to the edge. In this report, Gartner provides some recommendations for strengthening your organisation’s position in cloud and edge infrastructure.
- The evolving nature of the modern network edge
- Connected devices risks
- Best practices for optimised cloud management and performance
- Developing an edge computing strategy
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Gartner, Predicts 2021: Cloud and Edge Infrastructure, John McArthur, Arun Chandrasekaran, Thomas Bittman, Tim Zimmerman, 8 December 2020.