The Essential Guide to Software-Defined Storage

IDC Technology Spotlight

storage, data

93% of CXOs view data as a strategic asset, as reflected in IDC’s annual C-Suite Barometer survey. However, effective storage of data resources is another matter. The islands of legacy IT within a business stand guard on some extremely valuable data and most digital endeavours struggle to connect the new services to the old wisdom.

To bridge this proverbial chasm between legacy and next-generation IT, CIOs need to avoid finding stop-gap solutions, like compartmentalisation of old and new, since that will only increase their pains in the longer run.

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  • The reality of the digital economy and top 3 CIO priorities
  • How to select the right storage solution that addresses business goals
  • The key questions to help identify enterprise transformation needs

Sneak Peek into IDC’s Technology Spotlight on “Storage Solutions for the Transforming Business.”

Agility is Driving Transformation

There are many ways to look at the impact of digital transformation on IT, but prime among them is the ability to build more agile IT. There is no denying that data is a strategic asset, as reflected in IDC’s annual C-Suite Barometer survey. However, managing data resources effectively is another matter. The islands of legacy IT within an enterprise stand guard on some extremely valuable data, and most digital endeavours struggle to connect the new services to the old wisdom.

To bridge this proverbial chasm between legacy and next-generation IT, CIOs need to avoid finding stop-gap solutions, like compartmentalisation of old and new, since that will only increase their pains in the longer run.

Key Questions to Help Identify Enterprise Transformation Needs Related to Agility and Scale

  • Do you have the resources to run your infrastructure to support ten times more customers than today?
  • Can your infrastructure ramp up to meet your digital expansion needs?
  • How is your data stored today, and are you optimising cost by tiering it, building easy access to business and ensuring it scales on demand?
  • Are your internal IT resources struggling to address daily network infrastructure and operational issues?

Download the full guide to identify other key questions to ask, related to data availability, risk & reliability and infrastructure openness.