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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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.
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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.
With the abrupt surge in remote work over the past several months, VDI has become a buzzword again, and understandably so. The year of VDI may finally be upon us! Traditional end user device deployments did not quite cut it as many companies found themselves scrambling to place laptop orders for users that had previously never required one. The actual purchase of laptops is only the beginning, however. Every additional end user device introduced means one more piece of hardware that must be inventoried, imaged, managed and secured. Each device is one more point of vulnerability that can be damaged, lost or stolen. Additional hardware equates to more work for internal IT. Rather than focusing on value generating ideas and solutions, internal IT becomes saddled with managing and tracking devices. VDI and the creation of end user computing (EUC) alleviates the constraints that the habitual practice of buying more hardware produces.
Enterprises in the midst of digital transformations all eventually come upon the same situation: What to do about storage? For most, the answer is flash storage.
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2020 has presented CIOs and IT Executives with unforeseen health and humanity challenges that affected the way business gets done, and significantly impacted how enterprise IT supported their users. And it's been one thing after another. Technology limitations were tested, as well as your company's leadership to lead through uncertainty. It's been a busy (and interesting) year for sure, and hopefully this week's roundup of articles can help as your company continues to architect a resilient IT environment for operating in a new normal—one that keeps employees productive and secure from where ever they choose to work.
As the need and desire for flexible working environments has grown, IT teams are increasingly turning towards equipment that offers advantages in the digital workplace. These products offer simplified deployment and management, in addition to interconnectivity between devices and other productivity benefits.