storageIncreasing business demands, server and storage limitations, tapped-out data centers … we’ve all seen it. As business grows, so does the need to determine how to support growing data and storage management needs.

Increasingly apparent to me is that traditional “high-end” storage solutions simply are no longer capable of supporting today’s increasing IT requirements. In fact, they often jeopardize productivity and scalability. Yet we see IT professionals continuing to answer storage challenges by purchasing additional drives and devices to support applicable systems, as if by default.

This seemingly acceptable method further complicates already complex IT infrastructures, resulting in a decrease in architecture performance and an increase in costs (particularly related to higher power and cooling bills). This unsustainable practice puts additional strain on applications and management staff.

Simplify your IT infrastructure to improve performance

At Sysorex, we are often asked, “How can I boost IT productivity and scalability?” While it’s easy enough to answer, “Simplify your IT infrastructure,” that doesn’t necessarily communicate a clear path IT management staff can follow to increase scalability, enhance data management productivity and reduce costs. Let’s break that down.

  1. Assess your needs
    The first step to any good strategy begins with identifying a list of your business requirements and future objectives. I always kick off a new customer engagement with an assessment; that way I can quickly develop an understanding of a customer’s existing infrastructure and identify opportunities to condense resources and automate process.
  1. Leverage proven technology
    Since many high-end storage solutions can no longer scale with data-driven businesses, I recommend our customers leverage enterprise flash array solutions.The reasons for this are simple:
    – Density. You will realize a boost in the amount of actual data that can be stored on a given amount of physical flash media.
    – Ease of use. Flash arrays are typically easy to use and do not require a lot of time to manage.
    – Consolidation. Leveraging a flash array solution, such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise 3PAR StoreServ with Intel processors, enables you to achieve significant operational efficiencies, including reducing TCO and your storage footprint.
  1. Deploy efficient solutions
    We leverage HPE 3PAR StoreServ with Intel processors in our deployments because it enables a “Flash First” or “Converged Flash” approach, so no trade-offs are necessary. HPE 3PAR StoreServ with Intel processors AFAs offer flash at the cost of disk—with the performance and micro-second latency expected of an AFA, excellent scalability, a simple user interface, and the robust resiliency services of the proven HPE 3PAR StoreServ family.

Contact us to find out how HPE technology solutions can simplify your IT environment.