OpenManage Enterprise is a big deal, but underrated: OpenManage Enterprise is the new infrastructure automation platform that could unlock the private and hybrid cloud for Dell. Deploying Dell infrastructure through a simple YAML file is within reach.

All provisioning and management actions in OpenManage Enterprise are directly based on comprehensive policy templates that define the entire infrastructure.

The VMware Stack is Back: With the enterprise storage features in vSAN 6.7 and the integration of more SDDC components into the vSphere HTML5 client, VMware is now a cloud force to be reckoned with.The VMware Stack is back. Critical is the integration between hardware infrastructure and virtualization and container platforms.

PowerEdgeMX could be a game changer: PowerEdgeMX will ship with OpenManage Enterprise and could deliver the scale-out and scale-up infrastructure we have been waiting for. If VMware can make the server’s stateless and cleanly implement vSAN storage, PowerEdgeMX will be big.

AI is Dell’s central future differentiator: Software was yesterday’s key differentiator for hardware vendors. Today’s key differentiation is the ability to optimize each and every hardware product through artificial intelligence and machine learning. Examples are the new DellPowerMax storage arrays, Dell Precision Optimizer, and CloudIQ.

Dell Precision Desktops differentiate commodity hardware with AI optimization: The new version of Dell Precision Optimizer claims to improve workstation performance by up to 394% by optimizing Bios and System settings based on user behavior.

Pat Gelsinger made a strong argument in favor of Consistent Operations between infrastructure types and locations.

360 Support Experience becomes the brain of Dell Technologies: The intelligence between Dell’s 365 Support Experience is impressive, as it analyzes a continuous stream of telemetry data that uses the history of the own data center, within the overall context of other enterprises.

Virtustream still is underrated: Many enterprises still underestimate the value of Virtustream’s ability to automatically create compliance reports for their application environments. As the pressure to release faster, cheaper, and better rises, customers will look for this type of audit compliance.

CloudIQ receives predictive analytics based on machine learning: The CloudIQ dashboard now has added machine learning capabilities to predict future storage problems and failures.

VxRail is growing up with VMware Validated Designs: VMware Validated Designs (VVDs) do not deliver turn key private clouds for VxRail, but provide the required guidance to create clouds that are optimized for specific types of applications.

WorkspaceOne is becoming interesting: VMware’s any app, on any device, and any cloud very much relies on WorkspaceOne to provide a centralized user experience across any device, including the iOS products.