Infrastructure Trends in 2024: AI Integration and Nutanix’s Market Momentum

In 2024, the business mantra has remained the same as 2023 – optimise time, optimise resources, optimise costs – and cloud infrastructure remains one of the best ways to do it.

The year has already moved into second gear, racing around the corner of Q1 and into the straight that’s April through June. Already, companies have faced increased geopolitical disruption and economic volatility that remain on a par with the complexities of 2023. They want infrastructure and solutions capable of helping them refine their processes, cut costs, optimise customer experiences and embed robust security.

Over the remainder of the year, it is very likely that developments in hybrid cloud infrastructure and going to bring interesting evolutions and developments to the business and these are the key trends currently shaping the landscape.

AI-as-a-Service

With everything as a service, why not AI? Cloud infrastructure is a key ingredient in the success of this particular model as it allows for organisations to access the full potential of AI without having to fork out the fortunes required to run it.

Cloud infrastructure structure remains in flux

Hybrid cloud and multi-cloud remain priority investments for organisations because they offer a cost-effective and customisable route to cloud. Leveraging these models, companies can find a balance between costs, flexibility, scale, investment and security that ideally fits their operational and strategic needs. While hybrid and multi-cloud are by no means perfect, they can be tailored and tweaked to fit what the business actually needs rather than muddling by with one-size-fits-all complexity.

Heterogenous compute

According to Deloitte, 2024 is the year when more and more companies take the next step from multi-cloud into the realm of ubiquitous and heterogenous cloud. Translated, this means the organisation uses whatever it needs to ensure it has been optimised from the ground up. It is the use of every technology ‘that makes sense, from mobile computing platforms, such as your smartphone and smart watch, to traditional computing platforms, to all kinds of cloud platforms.’

Hyperconverged infrastructure

Post acquisition of VMware by Broadcom, it is very likely that Nutanix will gain significant market share in the competitive hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) space. The company has made it easy for organisations to leverage technology to achieve their goals with a simplified approach to cloud infrastructure and compute. Currently positioned as a Challenger in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed Hybrid Infrastructure, Nutanix has also been voted one of the coolest companies of the year.

Real-time infrastructure and automation

As compute gains strength, so is the potential for the use of data and the organisation’s ability to use real-time data to make decisions and gain immediacy in their insights. This will not only transform how companies engage with customers, but it will play a role in augmenting the capabilities of automation across multiple industries and sectors. Infrastructure automation reduces reliance on humans while improving functions and real-time data allows for AI within these systems to operate more effectively while ensuring the human part of the equation remains informed.

Over the next 9 months, it will be interesting to see how these trends shape up or shake out, but if your organisation wants to embrace the potential of cloud infrastructure with a partner that understands change and innovation, get in touch with us.

 

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