The explosion of data creates unprecedented opportunities for enterprises. All of the physical objects are becoming instrumented and connected and digitised, and that’s creating an enormous stream of data in the digital universe. Dell Technologies Summit 2019 highlighted new generation technologies that can help enterprises to make the most of the data. The summit further showcased Dell Technologies’ business strategies for 2030 and introduced new autonomous infrastructure. Dell Technologies Summit 2019 was recently held in Austin, Texas, emphasised on turning data into action to change the way enterprises do business and address some of the world’s most pressing problems.
“Dell has always been about a culture of technology, optimism. We believe that technology amplifies human potential, and people form the centre of everything that we do. Dell was founded 35 years ago with this idea of democratising the technology and helping advance human progress on scale. Today, technology is more accessible, it’s more connected and more powerful. But there’s always more to do, as we are rushing forward to a connected and intelligent world, with 5G coming ahead, along with artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning,” said Michael Dell, Chairman & CEO, Dell Technologies.
Now, just putting the technology in the hands of people is not enough. The greatest opportunities lie into really putting this data to work. And this is where Dell Technologies unlocks the power of data to solve enterprises’ greatest challenges.
By 2030, for every product that a customer buys, Dell Technologies will reuse and recycle. Michael stated, “We are committed to ensure that women will comprise 50 per cent of our global workforce by 2030. As we look forward to 2030, we need everyone’s participation in the digital economy. There are hundreds of millions of new jobs coming up, and we need to prepare and provide access to everyone who wants to join us.”
One program, 40 million people
While talking about the digital economy and new job opportunities, Michael asserted that they are working with the Government of India and Tata Trust to deploy a cloud-based analytics system to deliver preventive healthcare and assessments in remote villages across India. “So far, they’ve reached 11 million people, and our goal is to reach almost 40 million people that otherwise would not have access to the services,” he said.
The collective impact of technology, scale and expertise
Over the next decade, Dell Technologies will use its global scale, broad technology portfolio and expertise to yield meaningful and measurable impact on the society and the planet. The company will use 100 per cent recycled or renewable material in all packaging and lead the circular economy with more than half of all product contents being made from recycled or renewable material.
Dell Technologies will drive a comprehensive, science-based climate program, setting emissions goals across facilities, supply chain and operations to customer use of products, including partnering with suppliers to meet a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of 60 per cent per unit revenue by 2030.
The next 10 years are absolutely going to be about exponential increase in data – a lot of it being generated at the Edge. But it’s clear that the technology of the modern enterprise is going to be about multi-cloud, pointed out John Roese, President and Chief Technology Officer – Products & Operations, Dell Technologies.
Roese said, “We have recreated the expectation that we’re going to be connected everywhere. With technologies like 5G, we have created an expectation that AI powered experiences are going to work on our behalf and make our lives better. These technology innovations are going to transform our businesses into productivity and disruption powerhouse.”
Roese further described the elements of their journey. He said, “Firstly, there is a need of a multi cloud operational hub to orchestrate and automate the multi-cloud. Secondly, we need to move from basic automation to AI-driven automation to make the products smarter. Every Dell Technologies flagship product is aggressively adopting machine intelligence to make them not just faster, more reliable or functional, but interestingly, also simpler, easier to use and more automated. We also need to make sure that this automated infrastructure is available everywhere.”
Dell Technologies unveils autonomous infrastructure with Dell EMC PowerOne
The reality is that a vast majority of private clouds is built using server storage and network combinations. However, for some reason, whether it’s the dominant dialogue from single product companies, or a fragmented ecosystem, that type of design has lacked the kind of cloud life experience needed.
Roese revealed, “Now we have a way to bring that best-of-breed experience into the automated, orchestrated future architecture, PowerOne. The system has one goal – building infrastructure in a way that is frictionless and easier, compared to the current status-quo.”
PowerOne autonomous infrastructure, with built-in intelligence, can automate thousands of tasks and deliver ready-to-run resources in a few clicks, shifting IT staff from routine to strategic objectives. All-in-one system with automation for Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, PowerSwitch networking, PowerMax storage and options for PowerProtect data protection is deployed, managed and maintained holistically. This is available through Dell Technologies on demand with a portfolio of flexible payment options, and supports acquisition of system capabilities as needed to balance CapEx and OpEx.
On-demand consumption-based and as-a-service delivery model
To add a tremendous amount of sales capacity and coverage for the business, Dell Technologies is providing its customers with more choice and flexibility in the consumption and delivery of modern infrastructure, Dell Technologies On Demand.
“Organisations to need to plan, deploy and manage their entire IT footprint, can choose how they consume and pay for IT solutions and enjoy the flexibility to evolve as their needs change over time. Our data centre utility delivers the highest degree of customisation capacity, which is delivered as needed,” said Jeff Clarke, Vice Chairman, Dell Technologies.
On Demand is a set of consumption-based and as-a-service offerings on the industry’s broadest infrastructure portfolio that delivers IT with the agility of cloud and the control, performance and predictability of on-premises infrastructure. It offers flexible payment options for an extensive range of technologies across the full infrastructure stack, including compute, storage, networking and virtualisation.
More than 2,000 channel partners already are using payment solutions from Dell Financial Services (DFS), and partners who finance with DFS have historically grown twice as fast with Dell than those who do not finance with DFS.
On Demand is artificial intelligence and machine learning based support that provides proactive and predictive services and allows customers to drive better outcomes in the determinant of productivity.