RESEARCH PAPER: Data Center Modernization Starts With Infrastructure

By Matt Kimball, Patrick Moorhead - August 10, 2020

Technology drives the business. This statement has always been true but is more relevant than ever. As mature trends take root and new trends emerge, the direct impact on businesses in the digital economy can be significant. Cloud computing and the “cloud model” can increase business agility by enabling faster adoption of new technologies. Businesses may also gain greater insights more quickly from edge computing, which processes and analyzes data nearer the source of that data.

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Table Of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • The Modern Organization Has Modern Needs
  • A Quick Recap On 2nd Generation EPYC
  • The Practical Relevance Of Dell EMC EPYC - Based Portfolio
  • The Dell EMC Value-Add
  • Putting It All Together - How Dell EMC's EPYC Strategy Benefits Organizations Of All Sizes
  • MI&S Perspective
  • Figure 1: AMD EPYC 7002 Series Processors
  • Figure 2: Evaluating EPYC Cost/Performance
  • Figure 3: Dell EMC EPYC-Based PowerEdge Portfolio

Companies Cited

  • AMD
  • Dell EMC
  • Microsoft
  • VMware
Matthew Kimball

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.

Patrick Moorhead

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.