RESEARCH PAPER: Building A Better Cloud Begins With Better Infrastructure

By Matt Kimball, Patrick Moorhead - February 13, 2020

The modern enterprise lives in a multi-cloud world, where delivery of infrastructure resources and IT services is expected in real time. Infrastructure and operations teams must, in turn, respond to the needs of the business rapidly. The result, all too often, is infrastructure complexity and “sprawl” – far too many platforms, and management tools that leave IT organizations struggling to maintain daily operations.

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Table Of Contents:

  • Introduction - It's A Multi-Cloud World
  • Hybrid Cloud vs Multi-Cloud?
  • Deconstructing Hybrid Cloud
  • Path To Hybrid Cloud
  • Abstracting The Complexity Of Multiple Cloud Environments
  • Delivering A Better Application And Developer Experience
  • Getting The Most Value From Your Data
  • Delivering Digital Services Anywhere
  • Establishing A Winning Cloud Strategy
  • Figure 1: The Complexities Of Multi Cloud
  • Figure 2: Dell Technologies' Storage Portfolio
  • Figure 3: Data Protection In The Cloud

Companies Cited:

  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Dell EMC
  • Dell Technologies
  • Google
  • Intel
  • VeloCloud
  • 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.