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Chef 2015 Predictions: Web-Scale IT Takes the Center Stage


Virtualization and Cloud executives share their predictions for 2015.  Read them in this series exclusive.

Contributed article by Ken Cheney, VP of Business Development, Chef

Web-Scale IT Takes the Center Stage

For enterprise IT departments embarking on cloud implementation, 2015 will be the year of web-scale IT. With increased consumer demands for always-on digital services, IT leaders are being forced to reshape decisions about their IT infrastructure and are considering new routes to public, private and hybrid clouds. In 2015, enterprises will increasingly adopt web-scale IT environments to improve the agility and efficiency of their development and operations.

Web-scale IT will become integral to the support of an enterprise's digital business strategy and will serve as a competitive advantage in the enterprise in 2015. It will become vital to the delivery of key business initiatives.

Based on what we've seen from our customer base and community, we predict:

  1. Across all industry verticals, retail companies specifically will adopt web-scale IT the most in 2015. Retail is being disrupted in every way - e-commerce, mobile payments and bitcoin are changing how we consume.

  2. Traditional enterprises that are not thinking of ways to adopt web-scale IT in 2015 will lose significant market share and in some cases disappear altogether. This is a critical component for remaining relevant and competitive in the very near future.


About the Author

Ken Cheney: VP of Business Development

Ken Cheney brings to Chef a 20-year track record of building and leading high-performance sales, product, partner and marketing teams for world-class enterprise software companies such as HP, Network Associates, and Mercury Interactive, in addition to several startups including Likewise Software (acquired by EMC) and Message Bus. Cheney thrives on evangelizing technologies that solve strategic business problems through automation and bringing these disruptive technologies to market. Throughout his career, he has helped establish new market categories and created category leaders in markets such as cloud-native application services, IT business management, IT service management, and application management.

Published Thursday, December 11, 2014 9:16 AM by David Marshall
@VMblog - (Author's Link) - February 10, 2015 6:58 AM

Once again, how great is it to be a part of the virtualization and cloud industries? 2014 was another banner year, and we witnessed a number of fantastic technologies take shape and skyrocket. And I, along with many industry experts and executives, media

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