Research Paper: Dell EMC PowerOne Accelerates IT Transformation Through Autonomous Infrastructure

By Matt Kimball, Patrick Moorhead - November 12, 2019

This paper will explore the dynamics driving automation in enterprise IT organizations and demonstrate how new products like Dell EMC's PowerOne meet evolving business needs by delivering cloud-like services to the business while freeing IT resources from the mundane tasks that bog down productivity.

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Table Of Contents

  • Introduction - Autonomy Enables Transformation
  • The IT Rut - It All Starts Here
  • In the Software-Defined World, Infrastructure Has Never Mattered More
  • PowerOne - Dell EMC Automates IT Operations
  • Is PowerOne Autonomous Infrastructure?
  • PowerOne Controller - Turning Infrastructure Into A Cloud
  • Call To Action
  • Figure 1: PowerOne Chassis View
  • Figure 2: PowerOne On The Autonomy Scale
  • Figure 3: PowerOne Controller Functions
  • Figure 4: The Complexities Of Manual IT Operations
  • Figure 5: PowerOne Automation Efficiency Gains
  • Figure 6: PowerOne Point-And-Click Cluster Creation

Companies Cited

  • Dell EMC
  • Kubernetes
  • 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.