The Current and Future State of ITaaS: Expect Pricing on Managed Services to Decrease, but Hardware Prices Will Increase

SEATTLE, WA – Technology is constantly changing and it can be difficult to keep up, especially in terms of technology and security. But when you have trusted, expert colleagues to provide guidance, the journey can be a bit easier. That’s why CAPRE organized a Fireside at CAPRE’s recent Seattle Data Center Summit titled “Current and Future state of ITaaS from a Carrier Hotel and Global Technology Perspective” with two long-time acquaintances and CAPRE contributors: Michael Boyle, Strategic Planning Director at the Westin Building Exchange and Ed Kimm, GTS Evangelist and Strategic Advisor for IBM. The conversation began with the two panelists chatting about M&A, especially in terms of their particular viewpoints. “With IBM picking Red Hat for such a large amount, how is it being ingested?” asked Boyle to Kimm. “What are you seeing IBM changing as they both work with SoftLayer and blend all of their technologies?” “Well, you may or may not know it, but IBM is the largest research organization in the world. We have twelve different labs across the globe. What that means from a data perspective, quantitatively, is that we certainly do our homework,” replied Kimm. “But it’s not rocket science to see that everyone is moving to the Cloud. And a lot of people here are saying that everybody, whether they’re SMB or enterprise, is moving to a Hybrid of Multi-Cloud approach. Based on IBM’s research, it’s about 96% of enterprises.” Furthermore, shared Kimm,…