Moving into the Future with Next-Generation HCI

Next-generation HCI eliminates scaling, performance, visibility and other issues that prevent some state and local governments from fully embracing HCI. As a stepping stone to the hybrid cloud and newer infrastructures, it helps pave the way for what Gartner describes as a “dynamic, composable and fabric-based” infrastructure that allows organizations to leverage and control data regardless of where it is. This infrastructure will allow agencies to flexibly, seamlessly and continuously deliver applications and services across cloud, on-premises or other platforms as business needs dictate. Ultimately, it will allow the rapid provisioning of the entire data center infrastructure to support applications, services and emerging technologies.

These capabilities will become increasingly important as state and local governments plan for a future that was once the stuff of science fiction. Technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), digital twins (digital representations of real-life, physical things such as city parks or hospitals) and blockchain (a method for authoritatively tracking and validating transactions, shipments, votes and other high-value things) have great promise in the public sector. State CIOs have already identified IoT and AI as being the most impactful areas of new technology in the next five years. 

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