The Growing Trend in High Performance Data Storage
Trend in High
"More than 1,000 companies are already
benefiting from a 21st century approach to
HPC storage solutions; achieving easier
management, increased system reliability and
speed, as well as greater computing efficiency
and power usage."
According to an Ipswitch study, one of the top IT fears is
new technology. Although businesses expect IT
organizations to innovate, IT managers are wary of bringing
in new tools that can help them do so.
IT managers are concerned about the downtime and lost
business that can occur when implementing new
As the amount of data in your organization rapidly
increases, you may feel like you can’t purchase
storage fast enough.
However, buying storage without a plan can push
your costs through the roof.
You may also spend too much to maintain legacy
storage systems that aren’t agile enough to keep
pace with changing business demands. To get a
handle on your budget, start by lowering your
If you don’t plan for growth, you’ll rush to
purchase storage as your capacity runs out.
This can cause you to fill your environment
with storage solutions from different vendors.
The more vendors in your environment, the
more security and compatibility issues you will
Standardizing your IT services allows you to
quickly provision storage while keeping your
Many IT organizations don’t know how much storage
they have, how they are using it, and when they will
run out of it. When you run out of space, you can no
Performance and capacity planning can help you
prepare for growth so that you won’t be caught off
guard and use up all of your storage.
Planning will help you see exactly when you will run
out of capacity, so you’ll know how much to budget
for new storage.
When it comes to storage, IT organizations have
two big performance issues.
Many IT organizations don’t plan ahead and
eventually max out their storage. This leads to
performance issues that can impact your ability
to serve customers.
Other IT organizations over-provision storage so
they can meet performance metrics. However,
this results in paying too much for storage that
you’re not using.