How Hybrid Infrastructure Services Are Shifting

Construction companies need to be aware of how cloud and industrialized services are shifting toward hybrid infrastructure, as this will impact how business is performed both in the office and at the jobsite in the future.

According to a new report from Gartner, the rise of the cloud is leading to the decline of traditional data center outsourcing.

When it comes to infrastructure services, by 2020, 90 percent of organizations will adopt hybrid infrastructure management capabilities. This shift of handling data will cause upgrades and changes to current data centers and IT areas in buildings.

Industries such as construction require agility and flexibility, and this model lends itself well to that. Organizations that adopt hybrid infrastructure will also optimize costs and increase efficiency, which is key in the construction industry.

Gartner says cloud compute services are expected to grow from $23.3 billion in 2016 to $68.4 billion in 2020. Spending on collocation and hosting is also expected to increase, from $53.9 billion in 2016 to $74.5 billion in 2020.

Additionally, it is predicted that through 2020, data center and relevant "as a service" (aaS) pricing will continue to decline by at least 10 percent per year.

This new way to handle technology will create a ripple effect and impact how construction companies leverage technology both in the office and at the jobsite.

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