Data Is the Fuel for Digital Innovation
The use of data has been on an upward trajectory for several years, but it is now the driving force behind the solutions that keep remote workforces connected.
“The digital transformation will only accelerate from here with the combination of massive computing power, 5G and AI,” Dell said. “It’s like a machine, and the fuel for that machine is data.”
According to Dell, the increase in endpoints during remote work, coupled with increased mobility and growing use of the Internet of Things, has placed a higher priority on connectivity.
“As everything in the physical world becomes intelligent and connected, the amount and relevance of data will continue to explode,” he said.
Jeff Clarke, COO and vice chairman at Dell, noted that more and more computing needs are moving away from the traditional data center.
“In the next four years, there will be an 800 percent increase in apps at the edge,” Clarke said. “By 2025, 75 percent of enterprise-generated data will be created outside of the traditional data center and cloud. Fifty-two percent of global GDP will be digital by 2023.”
“This is the ultimate aggregation of data moving at high speed, further away from traditional core data centers, requiring hybrid cloud architectures that enable data visibility and management at the edge,” Clarke said.
New Landscape Demands Integrated, Flexible IT Solutions
It isn’t enough to implement all of these solutions, Dell said. Organizations must make sure they are fully integrated, using them together to create a simple environment for employees.
“We are full speed ahead at building the essential infrastructure for the data era, to be your most trusted partner in accelerating digital transformation with solutions that are automated, intelligent and integrated,” Dell said.
Part of that plan is Project Apex, which is Dell’s commitment to delivering its products in an “as a service” format to give businesses the flexibility they need. Clarke said comprehensive cloud operating models, edge computing capabilities and artificial intelligence are all key areas of the IT environment of the future.
“This all interconnects as a cohesive data management system that can rapidly process and connect data in motion, moving across multiple clouds and intrinsic security embedded throughout your IT architecture that is resilient, self-defending and built-in,” Clarke said. “They must work together to create a fully integrated system with hybrid cloud at its core.”