RESEARCH PAPER: Managing Applications And Data In The Digitally Transformed Business

By Matt Kimball, Patrick Moorhead - January 12, 2023

Digital transformation and modernization initiatives have fundamentally changed the ways businesses operate. The explosion of applications across the enterprise generating an unprecedented amount of data, has stressed the limits of IT in terms of operations and infrastructure support.

The digitally transformed business is powered by a new class of applications architected for portability, mobility, reusability, and security. However, these cloud-native applications run alongside and integrate with legacy three-tiered applications residing on legacy three-tiered architectures. Indeed, most enterprise datacenters are siloed environments that are independently deployed and managed. From COBOL-based applications running on mainframes to legacy three-tiered to distributed cloud-native workloads.

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Table Of Contents:

  • Situation Analysis
  • There's An App For That
  • Business Critical Goes Cloud
  • Modernizing Infrastructure Is The First Step
  • The Evolution Of HCI
  • How HCI Has Modernized
  • Not All HCI Is Created Equal
  • Executive Summary
  • Figure 1: The Modern, Distributed Compute Environment
  • Figure 2: Mapping The Requirements For Modern HCI

Companies Cited:

  • Nutanix
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.

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.