Six Five Insiders–Episode 001

Welcome to this edition of “Six Five Insiders” with Daniel Newman, Principal Analyst of Futurum Research and co-host, Patrick Moorhead, President and Principal Analyst of Moor Insights and Strategy.

In this special edition, we kick off our brand new “Insiders” series, where we partner with some of the world’s greatest technology companies and leaders to talk about innovation, digital transformation and emerging technology trends.

In our inaugural episode of “Six Five Insiders” we have Varun Chhabra, The Vice President of Product Marketing for Dell Technologies Cloud as our guest. This show took place just ahead of VMworld 2019 and we are excited to have it out just before and during the event.

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However, for those wanting to scan the topics, we have prepared the following show notes to include what we covered in the show and the insights we were able to gain from our guest, Varun.

Overarching trends in Cloud

  • The data center v cloud question has been answered. Organizations will need both environments to run well and offer similar experiences.
  • Organizations will be in two or more clouds; containers will continue to become more prevalent, stretching the capabilities of many organizations, especially those who are not traditional tech, to leverage these advanced technologies.
  • Vendor flexibility will be the key to maximizing value. Dell Technologies Cloud is designed to deliver a consistent experience across clouds.

Dell Technologies’ Perspective on Cloud – Architecting a Customer-centric Cloud Strategy

  • Cloud proliferation creates complexity which undermines many of the benefits of cloud.
  • A consistent hybrid cloud approach brings simplicity and provides an optimal cloud experience.

Dell Technologies Believes Cloud is an Operating Model, not a Place

  • Cloud as a place is a limiting mindset, as it doesn’t extend those benefits to the data center.
  • How getting creative in building your private cloud can approximate the values of cloud.

Cloud Native: How can Organizations Effectively Tackle this.

  • Most applications are currently virtualized; most existing workloads aren’t containers, but new applications being developed are.
  • What’s the right mix? How do you change in an orderly fashion? Dell Technologies offers PKS on VCF.
  • The ability to onboard containers and have a common experience with your virtualized environments is key to simplifying this transition.

Centralized IT is More Critical Than Ever Before

  • IT must play a leading role in defining cloud strategies to deliver secure and reliable clouds.

With VMware Cloud on Dell EMC Hitting Availability, are we Seeing Cloud go to the Edge?

  • As organizations go digital, every aspect of their business becomes an opportunity.
  • Latency and data gravity create the need to rethink cloud and extend it to the edge.
  • The ability to deliver innovation at the edge will outweigh the costs of implementing it, but support will always be a challenge, which is why a fully managed solution makes a lot of sense.

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Author Information

Daniel is the CEO of The Futurum Group. Living his life at the intersection of people and technology, Daniel works with the world’s largest technology brands exploring Digital Transformation and how it is influencing the enterprise.

From the leading edge of AI to global technology policy, Daniel makes the connections between business, people and tech that are required for companies to benefit most from their technology investments. Daniel is a top 5 globally ranked industry analyst and his ideas are regularly cited or shared in television appearances by CNBC, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal and hundreds of other sites around the world.

A 7x Best-Selling Author including his most recent book “Human/Machine.” Daniel is also a Forbes and MarketWatch (Dow Jones) contributor.

An MBA and Former Graduate Adjunct Faculty, Daniel is an Austin Texas transplant after 40 years in Chicago. His speaking takes him around the world each year as he shares his vision of the role technology will play in our future.


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