RESEARCH PAPER: Leveraging Server Architectures To Win In The Datacentric Era

By Matt Kimball, Patrick Moorhead - August 5, 2019

One of the trendy catchphrases for organizations going through digital transformation is“data is the new oil.” A more accurate phrasing of this statement is, “Data is the new crude oil and intelligence is the new gasoline.” An organization’s ability to transformpetabytes of data into meaningful intelligence enables differentiation in the marketplace.

Data management is bigger than a database and analytics tools. It is the lifecycle management of data – from collection to archiving and beyond. It starts with the creation of raw (crude) data, continues through the transformation into the actionable derivative business need (intelligence), and moves on to storage for archival and historical purposes.

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Table Of Contents

  • Summary - Data Is The New Crude - Intelligence Is the New Gasoline
  • Data Is Everywhere, But Intelligence Drives the Business
  • Analytics - Getting Intelligence Right
  • It All Starts With Infrastructure
  • New PowerEdge Servers - Designed To Extract Value From Raw Data
  • Call To Action
  • Figure 1: Data Management In The Real World
  • Figure 2: The Data Management Landscape
  • Figure 3: The Dell EMC PowerEdge R840 And R940xa
  • Figure 4: Silicon=Based Security

Companies Cited

  • Dell EMC
  • 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.