For today’s enterprises, IT’s role has shifted beyond just keeping the lights on. With the strategic adoption of certain key solutions, enterprises can refocus IT to improve many aspects of doing business and turn IT into a revenue generator, instead of just a source of costs.
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Over the last handful of years, the adoption of private and public cloud solutions has revolutionized enterprise IT and offered a level of operational agility that was previously unheard of.
The data needs of today’s enterprises continue to evolve and to keep up, many IT organizations are turning to hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI). The benefits of HCI, which include rapid deployment, reduced physical space requirements, and streamlined infrastructure, match perfectly with the immediate priorities of IT organizations looking to modernize legacy systems to increase agility, improve the management experience, and simplify scalability.
The basic function and expectation of IT is to fulfill the day-to-day technology needs of the enterprise, support innovation and ensure a positive user experience for employees and customers. This requires a certain amount of time, money, and resources to be done correctly, but the unfortunate reality is that many IT teams are being asked to do more with less these days.
In years past, IT teams were generally squirrelled away and largely forgotten by other departments. Today, the digital economy and increased use of technology in the workplace have made IT a center point of daily operations and forced enterprises to focus on modernizing their infrastructure.
In years past, database management was a slow, manual, and costly business, often requiring multiple solutions and significant storage and compute requirements. As a result, enterprises often suffered from inconsistent performance and increased costs.
As technology has advanced, enterprises of all sizes and from all industries have been undergoing digital transformation initiatives. However, the need for business continuity and remote access, exacerbated by the pandemic, has resulted in digital transformation programs accelerated or reprioritized as business needs have changed.
As has become increasingly clear over the last decade, enterprise IT must be able to quickly respond to the ever-changing needs of the business. This need for agility and responsiveness is putting pressure on IT teams, and if not properly addressed, can cause cracks to start to appear in all aspects of the IT environment. This leads to poor performance, increased security risks, and dissatisfied employees, clients, and enterprise leadership.
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.
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.