RESEARCH PAPER: Winning The Data-Centric Digital Business In This Decade

By Matt Kimball, Patrick Moorhead - May 2, 2022

The datacenter has evolved. Where we used to see the enterprise datacenter as a location (or locations), the modern datacenter has no physical construct. Rather, the modern datacenter emphasizes data – and spans the core to the cloud and the edge.

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Table Of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Data Drives The Business - Speed Defines The Winners
  • The Modern Business Requires The Modern Datacenter
  • Exploring The Business-Critical Apps In The Enterprise
  • Addressing The Data Deluge
  • Is The Modern Datacenter An x86 Market?
  • Exploring & Assessing Dell's Portfolio - And Strategy
  • Enterprise Managed - Enterprise Secured
  • Call To Action
  • Figure 1: The Modern Data Center Environment
  • Figure 2: Dell Four-Socket Server Portfolio Alignment By Data Type

Companies Cited

  • Dell
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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.