Building Storage Prowess for The Next Data Era
Article By Amit Luthra – Director & General Manager – Data Center Solution, Dell Technologies India
In this ever-changing world, organizations have realized that either their success or failure will be based on their ability to transform data into insight at record speed. While emerging technologies are redrawing the business landscape with every passing minute, the transformation has become a prerequisite for all successful organizations.
Keeping change at the core, businesses across sizes should constantly ask themselves these two questions – how fast can they transform themselves and whether they are ready for their future requirements. Data has opened up newer avenues for businesses to grow and develop, but despite this potential, many businesses continue to struggle with two significant problems – first, the sheer amount of data being created daily, and second, the increasing pressure on IT to become more simple and agile.
Glancing at the future of the data era, businesses should look at embracing modern IT solutions that can accelerate decision making, data access, and application performance. Hence, in this new era, there arises an utmost need for data storage that takes your business from insights to innovation. This new data storage should be able to tackle any workload; optimize performance as needed and should be able to drive efficiency without any compromise.
Apart from these, there are three other features which organizations should look at in their modern storage solution:
- Data-centric design: Have a data centric design which is able to optimize system performance, scalability, and storage efficiency to support any workload without compromise
- Intelligent Automation: Offer intelligent automation through programmable, autonomous infrastructure that simplifies management and optimizes system resources, while enabling proactive health analytics to easily monitor, analyze, and troubleshoot the environment
- Adaptability: Deliver adaptability as this would enable speed and application mobility, flexible models from edge to core to cloud without disruption as well as flexible consumption through choice, predictability, and investment protection
Organizations today are on the verge of capitalizing on digital transformation. However, there is a constant tug-of-war between cost and efficiency that hinders the way for any business to achieve their digital goal. Therefore, to eliminate these tradeoffs in performance, scalability and storage efficiency, a data-centric, intelligent, and adaptable infrastructure is required which would transform and mobilize both traditional and modern workloads.