Storage Switzerland, 10/16/19
The key to reducing primary storage costs is to better manage the data that is on primary storage. The problem remains that IT lacks the tools, and more importantly the time, to properly manage the workloads that primary storage supports. Without the proper management, costs for primary storage are prohibitive while also increasing the cost of secondary and backup storage. Primary Storage as-a-service (PSaaS) promises to lighten IT’s load in terms of making storage accessible on-demand while ensuring performance is high. At the same time, PSaaS can reduce secondary and backup storage costs as well as potentially eliminate the need for additional backup and data management software solutions.
PSaaS, like any other “as-a-service” offering, is fully managed. A fully managed solution means that IT no longer has to spend time tuning performance, provisioning volumes, or even handling tasks like data protection and archiving. With PSaaS, IT professionals can focus on tasks that have a more meaningful impact on the organization. Now, IT professionals can focus on innovation, instead of managing infrastructure.