Your data centre may well be the least exciting part of your IT environment, and storage is arguably its most unglamorous component. But neglecting your organisation’s storage requirements could have severe consequences in the face of rapidly increasing data volumes.
We know the amount of data that businesses must collect and manage is growing exponentially (IDC has predicted that the ‘digital universe’ will double in size every two years between 2012 and 2020). Not only are organisations required to store much more information than just a few years ago, they must also ensure that this data is available for use at all times.
The always-on, connected culture of today’s workplace means that fewer people adhere to the traditional concept of ‘office hours’. They expect instant access to the data they need, whether they’re at home, on the road or working late in the office. A conventional backup process, such as copying all files to tape overnight, is therefore unlikely to remain fit for purpose. As well as compromising availability, the data explosion is placing disaster recovery strategies under greater strain.
We offer a storage assessment service for organisations that are unsure about the capabilities of their current storage environment. With a proven track record of evaluating systems at this level, we can highlight areas of concern and identify priorities for future investment in storage infrastructure.
For companies that choose to take the next step, we use our partnerships with industry leading vendors such as NetApp, Nimble and HP to deliver best-in-class storage solutions that meet today’s data challenges