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The evolution of Software Defined Storage

November 13, 2018 | author: Tech Data | categories: Blog

The challenges of data explosion Many industry analysts agree that the amount of information created and stored by global businesses is doubling every two years. Every day, approximately 15 petabytes (a petabyte is a thousand times bigger than 1,000 GBs!) of new information is generated worldwide: a staggering statistic! However, data storage budgets are only […]

Why choose IBM’s Software Defined Storage?

November 9, 2018 | author: Tech Data | categories: Blog

The business of the future is what IBM calls a ‘cognitive’ business, one which uses its data assets to gain competitive advantage. According to IDC*, IBM is the Number One storage software vendor by revenue market share. IBM deserves this accolade as they continue to invest heavily in SDS development and innovation, consolidating many of […]

The benefits of Software Defined Storage and its growing adoption

| author: Tech Data | categories: Blog

Enterprises today are recognising the significant benefits of deploying Software Defined Storage solutions, dramatically improving the way data is managed, stored and protected. Agility and Flexibility Because your business is constantly changing and evolving, flexibility and scalability are key to enabling business agility. An SDS solution offers flexible deployment options by allowing you to use […]

With the advent of newer technologies can often come the relegation of legacy and even sometimes current technologies. The allure of newer technology created by the technology providers, can all too often result in redundant technologies that had been meeting a specific need quite adequately up to that time. But the prospect of the newer, shinier replacement technology with increased flexibility, cost efficiency, intelligent automation and ease of use as compared to what you are already using can sometimes prove irresistible and end with you replacing current technology completely rather than continuing to utilise the technology that is working well for you and only purchasing additional technology to improve and enhance rather than replace. Acquiring a new technology to replace an old involves cost, not to mention the additional cost of integrating and managing it and with exploding data and constraining budgets, is this really the best option when it comes to ensuring that you are operating the optimal and most cost-effective technology environment? What if there was a way to retain those older and disparate technologies that are each providing a valuable function to your business, make them work smarter and easily integrate these technologies with current and future deployments including cloud, to ensure that the storage requirements of all the applications within this combined technology landscape are always fully auto-provisioned. What if this future proofed, fully storage provisioned disparate application landscape could be managed from a single interface? Enter, Software-Defined Storage (SDS), where there is no need to replace or eliminate your already technologies that although disparate and older, are carrying out vital business requirements, rather retain them, make them work smarter and all in an environment that will readily integrate with future deployments to ensure a future proofed fully provisioned IT landscape. You can provision all your applications with greater agility, scalability, and cost efficiencies, while also providing strategic analytical value. Future deployments can easily integrate with your then older technologies to enable continued optimal storage provisioning and ease of management. IBM Software-Defined Storage addresses all the main data storage challenges facing the enterprise today including rapidly increasing data growth, increasing costs, increasing complexities and required skillsets in acquiring and managing storage, under-utilisation of existing storage, ensuring full and auditable compliancy and of course managing all of this within budget. The IBM SDS technology enables enhanced agility and scalability, increased flexibility and automation of provisioning and much easier control of your entire storage landscape via a single interface. Greater cost efficiencies, reduced TCO across the storage infrastructure and the ability to integrate older technologies with deployments all combine to make IBM SDS the Software-Defined Storage technology of choice for the discerning IT Professional. To learn more about how IBM Software-Defined Storage technology can make your older technologies work smarter and integrate this productivity with your future deployments, download our Whitepaper IBM Spectrum Storage Suite: Meeting Industry Needs for Software-Defined Storage

Using Software Defined Storage to integrate older technologies with deployments

August 8, 2018 | author: spectrumstoragesolutions | categories: Blog

With the advent of newer technologies can often come the relegation of legacy and even sometimes current technologies.  The allure of newer technology created by the technology providers, can all too often result in redundant technologies that had been meeting a specific need quite adequately up to that time. But the prospect of the newer, […]

Solving Enterprise Level Storage Challenges with IBM Spectrum

Solving Enterprise Level Storage Challenges with IBM Spectrum

July 31, 2018 | author: spectrumstoragesolutions | categories: Blog

With the explosion of digitisation in the enterprise comes various challenges to be considered, not least of these are the challenges brought about by enterprise level storage. So, what are these challenges?   Research shows that many IT professionals report that the biggest storage challenges that they face are the cost of managing, automating and […]

Deploying Object Storage for Maximum Performance and Control

Deploying Object Storage for Maximum Performance and Control

July 25, 2018 | author: spectrumstoragesolutions | categories: Blog

IBM Software Defined Storage(SDS) doesn’t just offer businesses one product; it’s deployment delivers an all-encompassing direction that features a wide range of products and capabilities. The adoption of IBM SDS is driven by the need for modern, next generation applications. However, if your concerned about having to replace your existing data centre floor, then rest […]

With the advent of newer technologies can often come the relegation of legacy and even sometimes current technologies. The allure of newer technology created by the technology providers, can all too often result in redundant technologies that had been meeting a specific need quite adequately up to that time. But the prospect of the newer, shinier replacement technology with increased flexibility, cost efficiency, intelligent automation and ease of use as compared to what you are already using can sometimes prove irresistible and end with you replacing current technology completely rather than continuing to utilise the technology that is working well for you and only purchasing additional technology to improve and enhance rather than replace. Acquiring a new technology to replace an old involves cost, not to mention the additional cost of integrating and managing it and with exploding data and constraining budgets, is this really the best option when it comes to ensuring that you are operating the optimal and most cost-effective technology environment? What if there was a way to retain those older and disparate technologies that are each providing a valuable function to your business, make them work smarter and easily integrate these technologies with current and future deployments including cloud, to ensure that the storage requirements of all the applications within this combined technology landscape are always fully auto-provisioned. What if this future proofed, fully storage provisioned disparate application landscape could be managed from a single interface? Enter, Software-Defined Storage (SDS), where there is no need to replace or eliminate your already technologies that although disparate and older, are carrying out vital business requirements, rather retain them, make them work smarter and all in an environment that will readily integrate with future deployments to ensure a future proofed fully provisioned IT landscape. You can provision all your applications with greater agility, scalability, and cost efficiencies, while also providing strategic analytical value. Future deployments can easily integrate with your then older technologies to enable continued optimal storage provisioning and ease of management. IBM Software-Defined Storage addresses all the main data storage challenges facing the enterprise today including rapidly increasing data growth, increasing costs, increasing complexities and required skillsets in acquiring and managing storage, under-utilisation of existing storage, ensuring full and auditable compliancy and of course managing all of this within budget. The IBM SDS technology enables enhanced agility and scalability, increased flexibility and automation of provisioning and much easier control of your entire storage landscape via a single interface. Greater cost efficiencies, reduced TCO across the storage infrastructure and the ability to integrate older technologies with deployments all combine to make IBM SDS the Software-Defined Storage technology of choice for the discerning IT Professional. To learn more about how IBM Software-Defined Storage technology can make your older technologies work smarter and integrate this productivity with your future deployments, download our Whitepaper IBM Spectrum Storage Suite: Meeting Industry Needs for Software-Defined Storage

Storage environment a mix of solutions? The benefits of a single vendor solution

July 24, 2018 | author: spectrumstoragesolutions | categories: Blog

In our ever-increasing world of data and all that goes with storing it, managing it, protecting it and ensuring you are compliant it is no wonder that more and more of us storage management professionals are finding ourselves wondering, should I hedge my bets and utilise several different storage environments or is the smart money […]

How to increase the storage capacity of existing systems

How to Increase the Storage Capacity of Existing Systems

July 5, 2018 | author: spectrumstoragesolutions | categories: Blog

As the world becomes more and more integrated, the rate of data growth is increasing at an epidemic rate. It has become one of the highest priorities for businesses today. However, data management can be extremely challenging due to security, big data, analytics, disaster recovery and data compliance. These new business needs are driving IT […]

Accelerating IT Performance for Competitive Advantage

June 28, 2018 | author: spectrumstoragesolutions | categories: Blog

Software-defined storage (SDS) has become more popular in the business IT market. Cost reductions, automation and infrastructure flexibility needs are a few of the many reasons which have compelled progressive companies to adopt SDS. IBM does in fact enjoy a top share position in this market and debatably has one of the most substantial SDS […]

Stories from the Field: analysis of benefits of SDS across industries

Stories from the Field: Analysis of Benefits of SDS Across Industries

June 6, 2018 | author: spectrumstoragesolutions | categories: Uncategorized

Over the past number of blogs, we have spoken about how good Software-Defined Storage (SDS) can be for companies and the benefits that can be gained through using SDS. Below we will have a look at how SDS has added value to companies across several different industry sectors. Take for example the government sector. A […]

Articles & Resources

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