According to analyst firm IDC in November 2016, Digital Transformation will attain global scale over the next three to four years, transforming the way enterprises do business and reshaping the global economy.
Of course, for most organizations, Digital Transformation is not a simple rip and replace of legacy technologies and solutions at any one point in time. Instead, it may be an evolution in platform technology, a change in processes, a transition to as-a-service application deployment, an improvement in software, or the addition of big data and analytics capabilities over nine months or five years.
And, as the industry speeds forward and as cloud, analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) continue to change the way we look at data and business agility, customers are looking for comprehensive solutions and services that solve challenges and deliver specific business outcomes, making partnership, collaboration and joint innovation essential.
In this fast-paced, digital economy, Hitachi finds itself in a powerful position not only with well-established OT, IT and IoT expertise, but also with strategic partnerships with companies, like Intel, who are also pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. Like Hitachi, Intel believes that, in order to win with the right product or service in the market, you have to be able to develop and deliver it sooner – and better – than everyone else.
Enter the new Intel Xeon scalable processor family . Just another example of Intel changing the game again and addressing many of the requirements to transform and stay competitive in today’s marketplace: scalability, agility and performance.
With today’s announcement, we at Hitachi see opportunity to drive innovation even further, helping more customers realize the power of their data. We can imagine how, with Intel Xeon processors, we could expand upon our software-defined converged and hyperconverged Hitachi Unifed Compute Platform offerings to deliver greater application performance with higher efficiency for even the most demanding workloads.
At the end of the day, for Hitachi, the ability to forge a new path and help customers achieve true Digital Transformation comes back to partnership and innovation around solutions and services that solve challenges and deliver specific business outcomes. There is no question that, with Hitachi’s solutions, services and expertise; our partnership with Intel; and access to the new Intel Xeon scalable processor family, we can take more customers one step closer to their Digital Transformation end game.