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Last April, SDI attended Dell Technologies World 2019 in Las Vegas, NV, drawing about 15,000 industry thought-leaders and executives ready to take their IT infrastructure and platforms through a major digital transformation. The SDI Team shares these insights picked up from the conference to assist you with the planning for future data management, the digital transformation and the challenging task of creating a culture of cybersecurity throughout your organization:
In a world of constant technology change, a multitude of new technologies is arriving on the scene together. These technological trends will empower IT like never before. Over the next three years, advances in hardware systems, cloud, data science, and artificial intelligence will provide enterprises with the tools to realize transformative benefits greater than ever before. Dell EMC has identified some technologies as the most critical to its customers’ success in the next three years and to which will be a key innovation focus for Dell EMC research and development in the coming years.
Those technologies are natural user interfaces, mixed reality & streaming user interfaces, blockchain and immutable ledger, cloud stack evolution, cognitive infrastructure automation, performance optimized infrastructure, Edge and decentralized IT, and ubiquitous analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI), as well as:
Performance Architectures – Moore’s Law is ending. New applications are still demanding increased performance. AI and analytics are adding new performance needs. The industry has two options: 1) New semiconductor technology or 2) Specialization. Over the next three years, a multitude of acceleration choices will appear. Many of these will be designed for analytics and AI. Others will be generic enough to power many use cases. Networks must also become much faster and have lower latency; technology will be integrated into the infrastructure to support new media and memories. The technology roadmap expects ethernet speeds of 800 Gbit/s and 1.6 Tbit/s to become standard after 2020.
Media and Memory Changes – Data is the new currency. Enterprises will need to process and store massive amounts of data. Storage media is rapidly addressing increased performance demands and capacity is also increasing rapidly. New system architectures will be necessary to support future demands. Some of those storage solutions are a new generation of bulk storage HDD, Enterprise HDD evolution, the next generation of bulk storage SSD, the next generation of primary storage SSD, storage class memory, and persistent memory.
Cybersecurity – Dell announced the launch of a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application that will transform the way companies detect, investigate and respond to cyber threats. Included is a security analytics application that continuously applies more than 20 years of threat intelligence and advanced analytics to customer endpoints, network, and cloud deployments. With deep learning and machine learning at its core, it is designed to help customers detect advanced threats and reduce their volume of alerts and false positives so customers can identify and respond to critical threats faster.
SDI offers a 20-year corporate resume delivering large-scale technology solutions and security projects. With a long list of clients that includes some of the nation’s largest airports, utilities, commercial real estate portfolios, and government agencies, the SDI team stands ready to provide industry-leading IT services while advancing your organization to a secure and digital transformation.
Steve Savino has over 36 years of experience in leading technical projects and teams in the Computer, Storage, Network Services and Information Security fields. His technical experience includes data communications, network analysis, cybersecurity assessments, and remediation planning, intelligent transportation systems, as well as hardware and software problem diagnosis in a LAN/WAN environment.