RESEARCH PAPER: Critical Considerations For The Modern Datacenter Infrastructure

By Matt Kimball, Patrick Moorhead - March 14, 2019

The modern datacenter has evolved and the rate of innovation continues to quicken with unprecedented speed. Virtualization is a basic building block of infrastructure. Cloud is no longer just simply cloud—it’s hybrid cloud and multi cloud. Cloud itself isushering in the age of containers and microservices. Edge computing is the new“cloud”. The advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the corresponding explosion of devices and data ushers in new technologies for data collection and analysis. On top of that, artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) continues to make its way into the datacenter.

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Table Of Contents

  • Introduction- Evolving Technologies, Same IT Challenges
  • Criteria To Consider When Evaluating Datacenter Infrastructure
  • Intel Xeon Scalable- Designed For The Datacentric Organization
  • Call To Action
  • Figure 1: Datacenter Infrastructure Considerations

Companies Cited

  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Oracle

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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.