AI one of the top trends in 2019

Gartner recently published its findings on the key trends to look out for in Infrastructure and Operations (I&O) in 2019 including the emergence of AI as a tool to support digital infrastructure.

Here is a look into some of the most notable trends that could be impacting I&O in 2019 and beyond.


Managing growing infrastructures without being able to grow staff can be challenging, but AI may be part of the solution.

According to Gartner, global AI-derived business value will reach nearly $3.9 trillion by 2022 and has the potential to be organizationally transformational. 

KOSTNER uses AI to create optimization and cost management in IT infrastructure, providing unique insight while cutting costs.

Here is a look into some of the most notable trends that could be impacting I&O in 2019 and beyond.

Here is a look into some of the most notable trends that could be impacting I&O in 2019 and beyond.

Death of the Data Center

In their report, Gartner predicts that by 2025, 80 percent of enterprises will migrate entirely away from on-premises data centers with the current trend of moving workloads to colocation, hosting and the cloud leading to the shut down of traditional data centers.

As the trend of becoming more cloud-based continues, there is an increased focus on placing workloads according to business needs and not being constrained by physical location.

I&O leaders must identify whether there are strategic reasons to stay on-prem or if they should follow the trend and move to cloud.

Navigating the pros and cons of staying on-prem or moving to cloud can be very unique to each enterprise and there can be millions of aspects to consider when making a decision that best fits individual needs.

KOSTNER can help make that decision easier by providing non-bias advisory based on AI-powered insight that finds the best outcomes tailored to specific needs and uses.

Emerging Roles

One of the biggest challenges with cloud services is keeping costs under control. The business expects I&O to do this alongside their current focus on engineering and operations.

As the move to cloud services continues to trend, one role emerging is that of a cloud costs manager.A cloud costs manager can help I&O leaders stay on top of price and service changes to cloud to keep costs to a minimum.

KOSTNER also offers cloud costs management as a service based on insight. KOSTNER’s AI-powered insight helps customers evaluate their cloud spend and needs on a subscription basis.

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