It’s not that you don’t want to move to the cloud. As a master of enterprise storage, you understand the benefits of moving all of your data—including primary—to the cloud, as well as the challenges that need to be overcome. As discussed in a recent SearchStorage article by Mike Matchett, senior analyst and consultant at Taneja Group, leveraging the cloud for more than just cold storage will ultimately have a transformational impact on a business.
Right now, you may have built a high-maintenance, hybrid-like environment, using the cloud for backup or archival workloads and on-premises traditional storage for primary workloads. It’s not what you and the team saw as the promise of an easy-to-manage hybrid storage environment, that’s for sure.
With the growth of data you see ahead, especially with the massive and growing amount of machine data you’re now collecting, it’s not feasible from a business economics standpoint to keep buying more and more traditional storage. But to transform from the way “it’s always been done” requires a commitment from your business because we all know - change is hard.
Matchett’s article which explores challenges that are essential to any cloud transformation discussion, including:
- How do we get there from here?
- We can’t buy enough traditional, on-prem storage to keep up with data growth.
- Maintaining our current hybrid environment means we can’t spend time on strategic IT initiatives.
By combining the economics and scalability of the cloud with the reliability, security and performance of on-premises storage, our global storage network simplifies the entire data lifecycle and delivers enterprise storage as a managed service. Now is the time for enterprises to accelerate this cloud-driven business transformation.
Read Matchett’s tips and make sure you’ve got the tools you need to turn your ideas into action.