With the emergence of a data-driven ecosystem, the dynamics of the Indian IT industry is changing significantly. With the proliferation of smart devices, connected sensors and the constant and insatiable need for data-driven insights, IT has moved from back office functionality to forefront executive strategy.
Therefore, in order to stay relevant in the future, the efforts to transform the legacy IT infrastructures have gained a lot more importance for businesses across verticals. Servers form the foundation of the modern IT infrastructure – running a variety of workloads from database to software-defined storage.
As we move ahead in the year 2019, amongst the gamut of factors driving the growth of server industry, Dell EMC shares the top 6 trends which will dominate the server market:
IT must be the enabler of Transformational Journey: Servers are the bedrock for the modern datacenter, helping businesses become more nimble, intelligent, competitive and adaptive. Hence, businesses must transform and embrace the digital world, with a new business model benefiting from advanced technologies like data analytics, AI, ML and DL
The Edge is real: The expectations of IT hardware, software and datacenter infrastructure will continue to evolve in 2019. The edge evolution will provide vast potential for how customers and providers use, analyze and distribute data. The creation of POCs (edge proof of concepts) in 2019 will allow all parties to vet and test new technologies and associated cost models
The Journey to kinetic Infrastructure continues: The terms “composable infrastructure” and “server disaggregation” entered the mind sets of many enterprise IT departments in 2018. 2019 will also see the rise of technologies that allow the composition of certain classes of components. Therefore, it will be a year of acceleration on the kinetic Infrastructure journey
Data Science business disruption leads need for AI/ML/DL: In 2019, the boundaries of Information technology will be stretched to their limit as the “data creation” IT economy transitions to one of “data consumption.” Thus, as the volume and variety of data, an organization needs to analyse grows, there will be an increasing need to utilize data enriched techniques like artificial intelligence/machine learning/deep learning to help transform this data into information
Data: On-prem repatriation is happening: As the cloud model continues to mature, companies are recognizing the challenges around public cloud and have started to repatriate data and workloads back to on-premises. To fight the challenges around public cloud, a hybrid cloud model has quickly emerged as a much more appropriate solution for a majority of businesses. This data/workload placement transition is known as cloud repatriation
Security threats are the new exponential: 2019 will see yet another year of the exponential growth in security threats. Greater focus on encryption will emerge, requiring any data at rest to be encrypted, whether at the edge or in the datacenter, along with robust encryption key management