So that was 2016! What's next? Videos by the IT Infrastructure Community

So 2016 is now long gone and we are now hurtling into 2017. With the pace of change within IT being faster than ever before, we wanted to take a few minutes to reflect and ask the community what their main take away's were from 2016, in terms of IT trends and ask 'What is likely to be the major trends for 2017'? Finally what advice would they give to those in IT for 2017.

Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments box below. 

Barry Coombs, ComputerWorld Director, vExpert and Blogger

Barry talks about :-

  • Cyber Security
  • Cloud, SaaS, Hybrid
  • Workspace Transformation

Check out Barry's other blog posts on DefineTomorrow and follow Barry on twitter @virtualisedreal

Jason Collier is Founder of hyperconverged firm Scale Computing.

Jason talks about :-

  • Pace of change in 2016 ( What do you mean it's over!)
  • Continued rise of hyperconverged platforms 
  • Commoditisation of Backup and DR 
  • Rapid adoption of NVMe Storage Platforms
  • Not settling for the status quo in 2017
  • Understand more about Scale Computing
    • Simple
    • Affordable 
    • Highly Available and more

Check out the Scale Computing blog at and Jason can be found on twitter @bocanuts

Amit Panchal, VMware vExpert and Community Champion 

Amit talks about :-

  • 2016 being the year of cloud growth and enablement
  • 2017 being filled with evolution and rapid transformation
  • His advice for IT managers in 2017
  • Why Dell EMC could just possibly be your ideal partner to tackle digital transformation

Amit blogs at and can be found on twitter at @AmitPanchal76

Kev Johnson, VMware vExpert, Blogger, Podcaster and More

Kev talks about :-

  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Cloud Native Applications
  • Food
  • Beards
  • and more

Kev blogs at  and can be found on twitter at @Kev_Johnson