Today’s organizations rely on data for so many strategic initiatives – enriching decision making, personalizing customer communications, shortening sales cycles and more. To be successful, they have to accumulate an escalating amount of data and make it available to a large number of applications. Companies that pioneered the use of data now find themselves saddled with outdated, overly complex systems that present significant operational challenges.
Defining the problem
Storage issues come in distinct categories – capacity, accessibility and manageability. Capacity issues stem from the sheer amount of information that organizations are trying to collect every day. IT is overrun trying to capture new data generated by social media, IoT, networks, mobile devices, video, call recordings and more. Finding a way to cost effectively scale to handle an escalating amount of data is critical to ensuring growth.
Capacity issues aside, companies still have to ensure that an increasing number of applications can access core data stores – most of which is unstructured – is only the first problem. Many organizations with outdated systems end up with I/O bottlenecks that create performance delays for end users. This means that IT is constantly having to respond to user complaints and manually adjust resource utilization models on an application by application basis.
And then there are the delays that come with using distinctly different management tools to update, maintain and optimize storage systems and resources scattered across different vendor systems.
While there are a variety of strategies that address data accessibility issues – virtualization, deduplication, storage tiering – the most efficient way to permanently solve these issues is to create a more fluid, composable infrastructure that enables storage resources to efficiently serve traditional, data center, mobile and cloud applications from a single foundation.
For companies looking to rapidly transform infrastructures, ensure storage scalability and eradicate I/O issues, we recommend the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Hyper Converged Systems. These modular building blocks are pre-configured with closely integrated storage, networking and compute resources needed to quickly expand infrastructures and support specific workloads. More importantly, they feature robust management tools and cutting edge technology to solve key administrative issues for overburdened IT groups. These solutions offer:
- Instant scalability without time consuming configuration work
- An accelerated path to a fully composable environment
- Smooth integration with existing data center, cloud and IT assets
- Immediate support for new data types to ensure enriched decision making
Don’t let storage sprawl and lack of control keep your organization from realizing the full potential of your data. Scaling data management systems with HPE Hyper Converged Systems not only eliminates storage-related bottlenecks, it also reduces the amount of manual interference it takes to make data usable across the organization. Best of all? This approach removes the roadblocks that outdated storage solutions present to corporate progress.
Want to understand first-hand how HPE Hyper Converged solutions can transform storage as well as the infrastructure as a whole? Let us provide a complete IT assessment to get you started.