Infrastructure Modernization Solutions

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Evolving business requirements and customer expectations demand modernization of the IT landscape, which spans IT infrastructure, application frameworks, and operational processes. IT has shifted from being a service enabler and cost center to a strategic innovation center for value addition and business transformation.

In order to deliver fast and uninterrupted business services, the supporting IT infrastructure must be equipped with the right technologies and cutting-edge practices. This does not mean you have to rip, replace, and rebuild your entire data center.

IT organizations must be able to seamlessly refresh, consolidate, and optimize existing systems and integrate new technologies to achieve greater infrastructure agility and accelerate time-to-value.

According to a 2020 IDG survey, 67% of IT leaders believe IT modernization is essential to enable business transformation and 40% of IT budgets are spent on modernization initiatives.

Modernize Your Storage Infrastructure with Confidence

Traditional data centers, with their monolithic and inflexible architecture, are rapidly becoming a thing of the past. Modern infrastructure solutions, such as software-defined storage, HCI, AI/ML, etc. have emerged as the foundation that empowers organizations to maximize the value of their IT investments, stretching from the core to the edge and the cloud.

Do you spend much time, effort, and money in refreshing your storage hardware and going through laborious forklift upgrades? Are you on the path of adopting HCI? Are you considering expanding with object storage offloading data from your fast-filling NAS/file servers?

Software-defined storage is one such modernization technology that provides unparalleled flexibility in how data is stored, protected, managed, and accessed. Allowing your data center to be built with the concept of disaggregated hardware and software, you can simplify consolidation, expansion, upgrades, right-sizing, etc. – all while lowering operating costs.

Drive business success by delivering innovative solutions that help reduce time to market, improve user productivity, and enhance customer experience, enabling you to adopt a more efficient financial model that focuses on OpEx rather than CapEx.

Navigate Seamlessly Through Storage Refresh Cycles

Navigate Seamlessly Through Storage Refresh CyclesRefresh and expand your legacy storage with minimal effort and no downtime. By leveraging the power of storage virtualization, you can abstract data services from the underlying storage hardware and create aggregated storage pools.

This makes it easy to add, replace, and decommission storage within the storage pool without impacting application access. Migrate data between unlike devices without complex processes and additional costs, and without any disruption to ongoing business operations.

Unlock the Agility of HCI

Unlock the Agility of HCIReduce the complexity and costs of your IT environment by running your mission-critical applications on customizable HCI clusters built from standard x86 hardware.

  • Easily build compact 2-node HCI clusters with your choice of components (compute, storage, network, hypervisor, etc.)
  • Lower costs by expanding with affordable HCI servers instead of expensive SAN equipment
  • Enable compact storage with HA for edge and ROBO locations

Flexibly Change Between Storage Deployment Models

Flexibly Change Between Storage Deployment ModelsUsing the power of a software-defined architecture, you can change between different storage deployment models as your business dictates.

Alternate between using traditional SAN storage, direct-attached storage, and hyperconverged storage, or use a combination of these.

This flexibility allows you to transform your storage infrastructure as needed without any impact on the applications.

Manage Data at Scale with S3-enabled Object Storage

Manage Data at Scale with S3-enabled Object StorageExtend your primary file storage infrastructure with an affordable secondary tier. Take advantage of S3-compatible multi-tenant object storage to manage, protect, and access billions of files running into petabytes of capacity.

Users and applications can access content from anywhere via S3 and HTTP(S) protocols. Intelligent data management capabilities help simplify file search, collaboration, and analytics.

Adopt a Flexible Hybrid Cloud Strategy

Adopt a Flexible Hybrid Cloud StrategyGain the flexibility to leverage the public cloud to extend your on-premises storage infrastructure and implement a hybrid cloud storage model for your diverse data storage requirements.

Easily copy data from your on-premises object storage to the cloud to increase data durability or to leverage a deep/cold archive in the cloud. You can also copy data back onsite (from the cloud) for local archiving, data protection, and compliance.

This allows you to mix and match public and private cloud solutions to meet your specific business needs.

Move from Tape to Faster Object Storage

Move from Tape to Faster Object StorageShift from slow and footprint-heavy tape storage to software-defined object storage.

With greater performance, faster data access and simplicity of data management, object storage platforms will give you more bang for your buck.

On-premises object storage is also a good alternative to cloud storage when security policies dictate data to be stored within the data center.

Incorporate BC/DR Practices to Protect Against Data Loss

Incorporate BC/DR Practices to Protect Against Data LosssImprove data availability with business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) capabilities.

Replicate data on secondary storage systems locally within the data center, across a metro cluster, or to a DR site/cloud. Failover and failback mechanisms help to switch between storage replicas to enable operational continuity.

Advanced point-in-time data recovery techniques such as snapshots, backup, and Continuous Data Protection (CDP) help protect against data loss.

Employ Analytics to Drive Storage Management Decisions

Employ Analytics to Drive Storage Management DecisionsModernization of the storage infrastructure involves adopting the right analytical tools and insights to determine key outcomes.

  • Proactively identify warning signs to resolve issues before they impact the business
  • Forecast capacity usage trends for making decisions on storage expansion
  • Obtain best-practice recommendations for optimizing the storage infrastructure

DataCore is a game-changer which is ahead of the times and is a key element to help organizations truly achieve a Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC).

Irvin Nio, IT Architect Capgemini

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