Bi-Modal IT Dominates Conversation at Gartner Data Center Conference

Digital agility and efficiency took center stage last week at the 2016 Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference in Las Vegas.

And many of the sessions focused heavily on the shift toward Bi-Modal IT and how organizations can advance their IT initiatives to adopt new platforms and services to achieve their desired outcomes.

At its core, Bi-Modal IT is a way for IT leaders to transform their businesses and face digital transformation without ripping out previous investments. In Gartner’s model, Mode 1 is traditional or “business as usual” IT, while Mode 2 focuses on agility, digital transformation and differentiation.

Mode 2 introduces new platforms like cloud computing, software-defined infrastructure and hybrid models that boost an organizations agility and fuels faster business outcomes.

It’s in Mode 2 where businesses adopt DevOps practices and tools and seek cloud-native applications that help them scale and move more quickly.

Leveraging Bi-Modal IT builds a bridge between on-premises and cloud-native applications and architectures.

To help you start taking advantage of the benefits of Bi-Modal IT, A10 Networks recently launched A10 Lightning Application Delivery Service (ADS), the industry’s first and only advanced, SaaS controller-based cloud-native solution for modern application delivery, security and per-app analytics. It simplifies application architectures across public, private and hybrid clouds, and unlocks the promise of Mode 2 in a Bi-Modal IT transition.

With A10 Lightning ADS you get cloud-native application load balancing, security and visibility in public clouds, including AWS and Microsoft Azure. You’ll be able to integrate DevOps practices and tools and use advanced architectures like containers and microservices.

With A10 Lightning ADS you can keep your previous on-prem hardware investment (Mode 1) and introduce new agility and innovation (Mode 2).

For more on A10 Lightning ADS, check out our data sheet. And if you’d like to take A10 Lightning ADS for a spin, register now for a 30-day free trial.



December 27, 2016

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