RESEARCH PAPER: Composable Data Infrastructure In The Digitally Transformed Enterprise

By Patrick Moorhead, Matt Kimball - July 19, 2023

Digital transformation is about leveraging technology to respond to the needs of the market faster. The result could be realized through operational efficiencies, faster time to market with new products, or simply responding to customers’ needs more quickly.

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Table Of Contents:

  • Situation Analysis
  • A Short History Of Composable Infrastructure
  • Why Is Composable Infrastructure Critical?
  • Composable Data Infrastructure – Completing The Solution
  • Linux Is THE Data Plane
  • Volumez – A New Data Management Program
  • Control Plane
  • Data Plane
  • Volumez In The Digitally Transformed Business
  • Summary
  • Figure 1: Rack-Level Composable Infrastructure
  • Figure 2: The Volume Architecture
  • Figure 3; Volumez Removes The Storage Controller
  • Figure 4: Volumez Workload Value-Add

Companies Cited

  • AWS
  • Amazon
  • Azure
  • Cisco
  • Dell
  • Google
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
  • IBM
  • Volumez
Patrick Moorhead
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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.

Matthew Kimball
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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.