RESEARCH PAPER: A New Ecosystem For A New Era In Compute

By Matt Kimball, Patrick Moorhead - November 16, 2019

We live in a distributed world where APIs and microservices rule the datacenter, and the datacenter is no longer a physical construct; rather, it’s a combination of clouds, edges and remote computing centers that drive the modern business. Cloud computing and edge computing require applications to be more mobile, resilient, manageable and secure, and this need, in turn, led to the emergence of distributed computing. Applications are no longer monolithic; rather, they are comprised of microservices. These applications are deployed across infrastructure - a range of servers and other compute platforms in multiple locations - to achieve those design goals of resiliency, mobility, manageability and security.

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Table Of Contents

  • Introduction - The Changing Ecosystem And It's Importance
  • Distributed Architectures Crave Flexibility
  • Cloud-Native Rules The Modern Datacenter
  • Edge Introduces Both Opportunity And Challenges
  • The Importance Of "Open Silicon" In An Open Source World
  • Arm - The Cornerstone Of The Open Source Hardware And Software Ecosystem
  • Neoverse - The Manifestation Of Arm's Datacenter Vision
  • What The Future Holds
  • Call To Action
  • Figure 1: Edge To Cloud To Datacenter
  • Figure 2: The Arm Ecosystem
  • Figure 3: Arm Neoverse IP Schedule

Companies Cited

  • Ampere
  • Arm
  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Fujitsu
  • HiSilicon
  • Huawei
  • Marvell
  • Microsoft
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Matt Kimball is a Moor Insights & Strategy senior datacenter analyst covering servers and storage. Matt’s 25 plus years of real-world experience in high tech spans from hardware to software as a product manager, product marketer, engineer and enterprise IT practitioner.  This experience has led to a firm conviction that the success of an offering lies, of course, in a profitable, unique and targeted offering, but most importantly in the ability to position and communicate it effectively to the target audience.
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Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.