ThinkForward50

#ThinkForward50 (Part 2)
Deep-dive into business agility & find out how you can ensure success now and in the next 50 years.

What is the top reason for your organization to deploy/look at deploying within the next year, All Flash Arrays in your IT environment?

   6 years ago
#ThinkForward50#ThinkForward50How can you leverage new technologies in Big Data to ensure success now, and in the next 50 yrs?
Shane Moore
What was the main driver behind IT professionals adopting #Flash? What was the main deterrent? #ThinkForward50
Rajnish Arora
I think I mentioned the key catalysts earlier…biz drivers were agility – quickly bring new products and services to market, reduction in IT budget and support growing numbers of connected customers & partners
Dmitri Chen
Why #AFA? TTM, #analytics, SLA gains & mixed workload consolidation = @EMCXtremIO
Dmitri Chen
Early adopters = 70% VDI use case. Today DB = 50%+ of the use case and also VM/VSI. Whilst VDI still growing Y/Y.
Dmitri Chen
Today #Flash = Both operation optimization #TCO AND #DigitalTransformation! Today = Mixed workload consolidation with @EMCXtremIO #AFA
Rajnish Arora
Most large enterprises are running short of DC floor space, IT manpower and energy to sustain the exponential growth in connected users, mobile devices and volume of #data
Dmitri Chen
@EMCXtremIO Finding: Consolidating more & more App Workloads = stronger & stronger #ROI
Rajnish Arora
Main #Flash benefits: quick data access & sharing; real-time insights, minimized latency & increased green footprint.
Dmitri Chen
btw @EMCCorp Finding: Sometimes All Flash Data Center (AFDC) = AFA + HFA. All app workloads are not created equal. #HFA is Hybrid Flash Arrays @EMCCorp is #1 #Flash
Shane Moore
So #Flash is a lot more than performance, its a key enabler for the agile data centre
Rajnish Arora
The #earlyadopters are moving from #IToptimization to business value creation
Anubha Pandey
Speed and operational excellence are key in today's times
Rajnish Arora
It is all about business innovation to create sustainable competitive advantage
EMC Singapore
Respondents in the survey chose lower storage capex spend, reduced product development cycle & ability to better support growing stakeholders as top 3 drivers
Rajnish Arora
The results were not surprising because it all starts with IToptimization before moving to business value creation and innovation
EMC Singapore
@AnubhaPandey - Totally agree! Speed is the new currency of business
Shane Moore
Benefits, lower tco, workload consolidation, faster time to market, real-time analytics
Anubha Pandey
I am looking forward to AEC and opening up of the region: greater need for technologies that help you stay ahead
EMC Singapore
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Shane Moore
What are the most prevalent operational challenges businesses face that #Flash can help alleviate?
Dmitri Chen
Challenge: Storage & application sprawl. @EMCXtremIO solution: Enterprise scale for infrastructure & app workload consolidation.
EMC Singapore
More than half (60%) respondents face issues w/ rising application service levels demands.
EMC Singapore
#Flash can help solve that by delivering faster data-driven insights & affording 360º IT consolidation & optimisation.
Rajnish Arora
#Flash can help business significantly reduce #datacenter floor space, energy costs for power & cooling and human IT capital.
Rajnish Arora
#CIOs & IT managers have traditionally addressed #AppPerformance #throughput and latency issues by throwing more spinning disks when it was actually an #IO problem….#Flashstorage helps address that very problem
Dmitri Chen
Copy Mgmt Challenge: >60% data from copies per @IDC. @EMCXtremIO solution: NEW integrated copy data mgmt = app consistency, integration, automated workflows, space efficiency & high performance
Dmitri Chen
Customer Example: $100B+ Investment Mgmt firm @EMCXtremIO impact = 50% daily improved business process time #oracle analytics app. 70% less floor space. 125TB effective capacity on 4TB #Flash = 31:1 data reduction
Rajnish Arora
An agile #DevOps organization in the future will only further accentuate the challenge of Copy Data Management
Anubha Pandey
@rajnisharora I agree management of space and resources are key in today's resource constrained environments
Dmitri Chen
Customer Example: $4B SW firm @EMCXtremIO impact = 20x faster dev ops, FREE DB copies for 3K+ App Developers with 600+ VMs
Rajnish Arora
Asia is no different because most large #Datacenters in this part of the world are actually located in expensive metropolitan locations
Shane Moore
#Flash addresses lots of operational challenges - storage sprawl, copy management, rising costs, management complexity
Shane Moore
Now let’s have a bit of fun. If you had to take a guess at what the data centre of 2065 would look like, what would it be?
Dmitri Chen
You sure that's far enough into the future? #HAHA
Rajnish Arora
Wow...that is a long time in the IT industry...
Dmitri Chen
#SWAG 100% SW Defined with ALL Apps & ALL #Flash in the palm of one’s hand! #DreamBIG (err rather small).
Rajnish Arora
The #datacenters of the future will be very different….almost all biz critical apps will demand much much higher levels of performance. #Batchprocessng will give way to OLTP!
EMC Singapore
@88_dmitri #ThinkForward50 :) What innovations do you think will be key to the future data centre?
Rajnish Arora
The #datacentre of the future will be self-healing, self-optimizing, and will run on renewable energy.
Dmitri Chen
Frictionless access to compute. Utility. SW Defined emphasis. Automated mgmt
EMC Singapore
Renewable energy! @rajnisharora That is an interesting thought and perfect given EMC's commitment to sustainability and the environment
Dmitri Chen
Hope we'll all be here to see it!
Rajnish Arora
I think #SWDefined that drives greater levels of automation, self service provisioning will be the keystones for future success
Shane Moore
Looking forward to experiencing the data centre of the future!
Rajnish Arora
The #DataCenter of the future is coming your way...stay tuned!
Shane Moore
okay I think that's wraps up todays discussion
Shane Moore
Wow. Heard so much today about the Agile Data Centre. Thanks everyone and @RajnishArora @88_dmitri for joining our #ThinkForward50 chat!
Shane Moore
ASEAN will soon become more connected due to #AEC. How can #Flash help businesses leverage the new opportunities at hand?
EMC Singapore
While today’s economic and financial environment in ASEAN is extremely complex, it also represents huge growth potential if the right technologies are adopted
EMC Singapore
Now more than ever, it is important for companies to maintain agility in the data center as we approach regional integration, and #Flash provides this.
Dmitri Chen
@EMCXtremIO = True scale >1PB usable capacity for today’s modern, agile all-flash data center. Consistent & predictable performance. Copy data mgmt. Multi-cluster mgmt. 5x9s availability. ASEAN no different
Rajnish Arora
Market expansion into a larger ASEAN will mean that companies will be catering to a much larger customer base across multiple geos, requiring faster turnaround time - delivery of products and services and an Omni experience
Dmitri Chen
ASEAN try #Transformational use cases: DB, Analytics, Cloud & Virtual Servers, VDI & DaaS = Workload Acceleration, Consolidation & Agility at the lowest TCO = @EMCXtremIO
Anubha Pandey
with AEC greater opportunities with greater competition. Agility will be key
Dmitri Chen
Why @EMCCorp? Think: EMC Global Support & Ecosytem of tightly integrated #Transformational & #Cloud Solutions
Rajnish Arora
Creating an Omni experience for customers will be pivotal for companies to succeed in the #3rdPlatform era
Dmitri Chen
@rajnisharora #IOT #DigitalTransformation more important than ever ASEAN and beyond
Shane Moore
Agreed, ASEAN companies need to digitally transform in order to better compete on the global stage