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The CIO’s First Step Towards a Software-Defined Future

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The CIO’s First Step Towards a Software-Defined Future
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Today, amid increasingly frequent stories of digital upstarts disrupting companies with proven records of success, CIOs of well established mid-size and large enterprises are seeking answers to a common IT services delivery question: How can they afford to expand their IT services portfolio to tap into cloud agility while continuing to maintain the traditional IT platforms that, in no small part, have contributed to the enterprise’s rise to prominence? The VMware and Hitachi Data Systems partnership is focused on the solution – providing enterprises with a single architectural approach that will capitalize on this dual nature of IT services delivery.

Bimodal IT Defined

Recognizing the underlying trend, analyst firm Gartner has coined the term “Bimodal IT” to describe “the practice of managing two separate, coherent modes of IT delivery, one focused on stability and the other on agility. Mode 1 is traditional and sequential, emphasizing safety and accuracy. Mode 2 is exploratory and nonlinear, emphasizing agility and speed.” [Gartner] On the surface, these two priorities may appear as divergent paths, destined to cleave any IT organization trying to keep equal footing in each. But with the right strategic approach supported by the right IT infrastructure solutions, enterprises can address both modes simultaneously, attaining unmatched agility while also increasing their operational efficiency.

Read the entire article here, Bimodal IT: The CIO’s First Step Towards a Software-Defined Future

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