A Kusnetzky Group Report
Distributed enterprises with numerous remote offices and branch offices (ROBO) face unique needs for reliability, simplicity and cost-effectiveness. Industries such as retail, hospitality, manufacturing, healthcare and financial services often speak of those challenges.
ROBO sites often suffer from little available floor space in which to deploy IT systems. The limited staff charged with managing and maintaining these environments can’t possibly specialize in line of business applications, operating systems, databases, networks and storage technology. Nor do budgets allow for traditional three tier architectures where compute, networking and storage elements and responsibility for each are cleanly split. Needless to say, these satellite locations operate under very tight IT budgets.
With the emergence of hyper-converged solutions, such as that offered by DataCore, it is now possible to address these requirements and to "right size" ROBO IT and create independent and highly autonomous "IT cells". Application access can be delivered where it is needed while critical data assets can be maintained wherever it is most convenient, most cost-effective and using the best technology, regardless of whether it is onsite, back at headquarters or out in the cloud.