Future of Digital Infrastructure

Ensure ever faster delivery
of reliable digital services and experiences

The emerging digital infrastructure ecosystem, increasingly built on a cloud foundation, focuses on ensuring ever faster delivery of innovative infrastructure hardware, software, resource abstraction, and process technologies to support the development and continual refinement of resilient digital services and digital experiences.

Inside the Future of Digital Infrastructure

IDC’s Future of Digital Infrastructure framework recognizes the paramount role of cloud services. The transition to cloud-centric digital infrastructure, which is already underway in many enterprises, will continue to accelerate. A cloud-centric digital infrastructure enables timely access to innovative technologies to support digital business models and helps align technology adoption and IT operational governance with business outcomes.

Digital infrastructure will include resources that enable the shifting of applications and code for enhancing customer experiences (CXs), embedding intelligence/automation into business operations, and supporting ongoing industry innovation at edge locations.

Technology, deployment, and operations underpin the enterprise transition to digital infrastructure and the development of a complementary digital infrastructure ecosystem.

Research Programs and Custom Solutions

Future of Digital Infrastructure Research Programs

Future of Digital Infrastructure drives the research agenda for many IDC research programs. Key topics include:


  • Software-Defined Everything
  • Memory-Driven Infrastructure
  • Heterogenous Computing
  • Cross Cloud Data Management
  • Hyper-Customization
  • Connected Cloud Automation & Control
  • Cloud Resource Optimization
  • Autonomous IT Operations
  • Enabling IT/OT Convergence
  • Weighing Shared vs. Dedicate Options
  • Support in an As-a-Service Model

Click here to see the full list of Future of Digital Infrastructure research programs
Custom Solutions for Future of Digital Infrastructure

From industry InfoBriefs and White Papers to webcasts and other virtual events, IDC works with you to develop custom content backed by our research and analysis expertise. IDC can help you with:

  • Buyer Conversation – Deliver your message to the right person in the right format.
  • Thought Leadership – Amplify your message and become a trusted Future of Digital Infrastructure advisor and solution provider.
  • Business Value – Provide financial justification for your technology solutions, tying them to customer KPIs.
  • Sales Enablement – Educate and empower your sales team to deliver industry- and buyer-focused messages to monetize engagements.

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