We’re off and running at DTW 2018. As expected, there’s been a whole slew of announcements, but for this blog I’ll be focusing on data analytics, specifically AI and ML. Dell EMC is starting to weave a very effective story across all of their product lines, between their server, storage, and workstation divisions, their Ready Solutions, and Services (think pillars of the modern data center).
I’m loving how they’re making this year about analytics - providing organizations with the means to make better and faster decisions by taking data across all products and turning massive amount of information into business intelligence and insights in real time.
Here are some of the specific announcements to pay attention to:
- Servers: GPU and FGPA integration to accelerate faster time to value. The PowerEdge R840 and R940xa four-socket servers are able to accelerate AI-driven workloads, analytics, deployment, and efficiency. Both models integrate security, intelligent automation, and scale performance and capacity, addressing performance bottlenecks in a wide range of workloads where compute and low latency local storage performance are important.
- Storage: Dell EMC PowerMax uses AI to automatically refocus IT resources on more strategic business outcomes. The solution leverages predictive analytics and pattern recognition for real-time or near-real-time machine learning. This will enable service providers to ensure consistent performance while meeting mission-critical SLAs, and let organizations prioritize applications to ensure critical workload performance is met though the multi-controller, scale-up, scale-out architecture with end-to-end NVMe.
- Workstations: Precision Optimizer 5.0 is Dell’s automated tool that uses machine learning to accelerate storage performance, centrally manage multiple machines using SCCM or KACE, improve system reliability, and address resource bottlenecks.
- Ready Solutions: Dell EMC’s expanded partnerships with Intel and NVIDIA are increasing AI community innovation, machine- and deep-learning capabilities.
- Services: Dell EMC uses AI to transform deployment and support with connected technologies, allowing customers to more rapidly predict and resolve issues.
To stay ahead of the competition in a rapidly changing application landscape, organizations need to rely more on AI and ML (and DL) and Dell EMC knows it. With modern applications driving new sets of requirements, e.g., real-time analytic workloads, Dell EMC is looking to address those requirements across all of their product lines. And it should be noted that these announcements around AI and ML are just the start.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have limited time to use my personal machine learning technology (my brain) to hit the craps tables. Stay tuned for my next blog focused on announcements related to the VxBlock, VxRail, and VxRack.