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Tech giant Dell has announced that it is planning to look at leveraging emerging technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics by introducing products that are enabled by these technologies.

The company says that it expects to retain its prime position in the India server market as it looks to introduce newer products that have capabilities in AI, blockchain and analytics and are compliant with cloud requirements.

Dell’s servers and networking business reportedly drew a revenue of $5.1 billion in Q2 2018, a 34 percent increase from the same quarter the previous year.

The senior director and general manager at Infrastructure Solutions Group, Dell EMC India, Manish Gupta, told media outlets, “The clients that we work with are looking to tap these technologies, which is why we are bringing in servers that allows them to optimize on traditional workloads as well as invest into new age workloads such as cloud, artificial intelligence, analytics and blockchain.”

Gupta further said that most of the company’s demands are coming from information technology (IT)-enabled services, financial services, banking, among others. He added, “With the launch of our new servers PowerEdge MX, we are aiming to bring in modern architecture along with scalability.”

PowerEdge MX is Dell’s newest high performance, modular infrastructure, designed to support a wide variety of traditional and emerging data centers.

From a data center perspective, the smart contract capability of a blockchain would seem to lend itself to the automation of “rules-based” operation and management functions. In taking over responsibility for applications like Capacity planning, Virtualization, Cooling and asset mananagement, a blockchain-based management system would potentially deliver enhanced transparency and cost savings in terms of operations.

It is also to be noted that one of Dell’s subsidiaries, VMware, has been working on Project Concord — an open-source blockchain infrastructure designed to be both scalable and energy efficient — for roughly two years, and through this project it aims to provide a base for blockchain implementations which can solve certain scaling issues in cloud computing and virtualization industry.

In India, as of now there are three Dell facilities in Chennai, Hyderabad and Noida. The US and India are the only countries that have all Dell’s business functions and provide support globally: research and development, manufacturing, finance, analysis, and customer care.

Just a few days back, Synerise, a European tech firm developing “AI Growth Cloud”, has officially entered India’s cloud market. Its “AI Growth Cloud” is a platform based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) that automates business processes, increases customer loyalty and boosts revenues.

Source – Economic Times

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