RESEARCH PAPER: Accelerating IT Transformation Through Intelligent Automation In Server Infrastructure

By Matt Kimball, Patrick Moorhead - September 27, 2017
Today’s businesses are rapidly transforming to prepare for the changes taking place in the global economy. Consider the following: Between 2006 and 2016, eight of the top U.S. retailers saw their market cap decline by an average of 51 percent with the highest topping out at 96 percent. During this same time, Amazon saw a staggering 1,934 percent increase. While business-to-business (B2B) ecommerce in the U.S. generated about $850 billion in revenue in 2016, industry pundits predict that number will reach $1.13 trillion in 2020. Globally? Approximately $6.5 trillion.
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Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Counting The Cost Of Server Lifecycle Management
  • A New Paradigm
  • Intelligent Automation From DELL EMC PowerEdge Servers
  • Remediation & Reprovisioning Made Easy
  • Counting The Cost Of Server Lifecycle Management With Intelligent Automation
  • MI&S Perspective
  • Call To Action
  • Figure 1: Server Lifecycle Management Utilizing DELL EMC's Intelligent Automation

Companies Cited

  • Amazon
  • International Data Corporation (IDC)
  • Microsoft
  • Principled Technologies
  • VMware
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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.