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.
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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.
Change is inevitable but, for the IT industry in recent years, it’s been nothing short of significant and disruptive. The era of big data is providing enterprises significant opportunities to make better-informed business decision by leveraging analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning technologies.
The administrators of today’s virtual machines are tasked with what may seem practically impossible. The complex system requires multidomain experience under the constant pressure of supporting both traditional and modern applications, the nonstop battle against VM sprawl, and the ever-present need to cut costs.
WEI often works with clients in both areas of backup and disaster recovery at the same time. We find it’s often beneficial for them to be part of a single strategy since the function of backup and DR relates so closely together (recovering from some sort of event). They do have slightly different goals, however. With backup, you might be looking at a smaller data loss, such as accidental deletion or corruption of files.
Applications are the fuel that runs the modern digital business machine. When the
infrastructure that powers those applications is difficult to administer, or fails, businesses and their IT organizations are severely impacted. Traditionally, ensuring availability and performance was the responsibility of IT, but in today’s technology landscape the industry needs to evolve and reset the requirements on vendors.
Some purchases require more planning than others do. This is certainly true when it comes to investing in a data storage solution. While applications may come and go, your company’s data lives on. Your data drives the majority of your business operations. One can argue that outside of your Internet gateway, no other facet of the data center has a greater impact on business operations and workloads.