At this year’s Dell Technologies World conference, the company has incorporated Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities into its server and NVMe end-to-end, storage products
At the opening keynote season of Dell’s Technology World conference, Michael Dell said that digitisation will continue to evolve and businesses should adapt or fail. Those businesses should understand the strategy of digital transformation.
With the adoption of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning capabilities, the benefits would be essential for a businesses survival. Dell has been active in its quest to incorporate machine learning and artificial intelligence into products. In the past year, Dell Technologies Capital has been quietly investing into eight companies focused on this sector alone.
At this year’s event, Dell introduced its 14th generation Dell EMC PowerEdge. It has four-socket servers and Dell Precision Optimiser 5.0 to further strengthen A.I. and machine-learning capabilities. With the new EMCs, Dell will deliver 10m IOPS and 50% better response times when compared to VMAX 950F with SAS flash drives.
Dell has also included its next generation PowerMax storage solution, built with a machine-learning engine that makes autonomous storage a reality. Leveraging predictive analytics and pattern recognition, a single PowerMax can achieve incredible results.
The system analyses and forecasts 40 million data sets in real-time per an array, driving six billion decisions per day, automatically maximizing efficiency and performance of mixed data storage workloads. PowerMax’s intelligent self-management capabilities allow organisations to refocus IT resources and personnel on more strategic business outcomes.
Speaking to journalists at the event, Michael Dell says that people have fears when dealing with new technologies. “Every technology creates good and bad,” he said. “You can sit here and say, ‘A.I. is really bad, we shouldn’t have A.I,’ that’s nonsense,” he exclaimed. “We have to figure out how to use it in a responsible way, that’s our job.
“What I’m seeing is an absolute explosion for use of A.I.,” he said. “The idea here is you’re taking all this data and learning an inference to draw better conclusions from the data. We’ve seen a rapid acceleration in our server business last quarter and this quarter. When you dig into why this is happening, you’re seeing AI as a big use case.”