In an era of transformation, speed and agility of application infrastructure is key. Unfortunately, it can take IT weeks to deliver new application stacks when requested because of manual hand-offs across a fragmented set of ‘software-definable’ technologies on-premises. This inefficiency leads teams to bypass IT in favor of public cloud application services which raises cloud costs and opens security holes.
As storage volumes continue to grow and enterprises make use of secondary storage to manage corporate data, they also need to backup these storage solutions. However, incorporating secondary storage into an enterprise-wide backup and recovery strategy is not always simple.
Technology continues to revolutionize the workplace and enterprises are constantly adapting to ensure employees have the tools they need to succeed. Similarly, IT leaders are also adapting and looking for new ways to stay on top of security, data management and other tasks, while also dealing with the unique complications that come with digital workspaces.
The summertime is in full swing, but we're not seeing a summertime slump at WEI. Our customers are locked-in, focused on what's ahead and how to get there in a cost-effective way. Our customers understand the technologies they adopt today will impact the future of their business, and will better prepare them for whatever comes next. Whether it's revisiting remote workforce strategies that are looking to become more permanent than once thought, modernizing backup infrastructure, or doubling down on enterprise security. The major commonality we're seeing? IT leaders are accelerating digital transformation projects because business needs have drastically changed and require modern solutions, right now.
In our last high-end storage blog, we discussed current options and their limitations. The reality is that as enterprises undergo digital transformations, current offerings are unable to keep up. Their purpose-built, statically defined designs lack the agility needed in this new digital world.
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The WEI team is proud to share that CRN® a brand of The Channel Company, has named WEI to its 2020 Solution Provider 500 list. CRN’s Solution Provider 500 list serves as the industry’s benchmark for recognizing the top-performing technology integrators, strategic service providers and IT consultants, and as a valuable resource for technology vendors looking to partner with top solution providers.
Enterprises in every industry are undergoing digital transformation to modernize and update their existing IT infrastructures. New digital technology is being integrated at all levels, fundamentally changing workflows and IT processes.
When it comes to pieces of the IT puzzle where skimping or going with the option that’s just ‘good enough’ will inevitably come back to haunt you, backup and disaster recovery tops the list.
We're all in IT together.
Security is still top of mind for executives as the nation (and world) continues to navigate uncertainties brought upon us all by the pandemic. More specifically cloud security and security at the edge are where CIOs are prioritize efforts, and spend according to several studies that are referenced in the articles below. Leading vendors of enterprise IT solutions regonized this emerging trend early-on and have rolled out product improvements or new solutions all-together to help companies more effectively secure their enterprise endpoints as their employees work from anywhere.