Infrastructure Modernization Solutions

Power your storage infrastructure with next-gen innovation from core to edge to cloud

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

Do you spend much time, effort, and money in refreshing your storage hardware and migrating data? Are you on the path of adopting a hybrid cloud strategy? Do you want to manage your growing data requirements with a scalable object storage platform or a distributed file system?

Be it any storage modernization initiative, DataCore software-defined storage solutions deliver the means and mechanics to help you achieve your IT objectives and business outcomes.

Software-defined storage provides unparalleled flexibility in how data is stored, protected, managed, and accessed.

Transform your legacy storage into a highly performant and highly available infrastructure that enables you to leverage the latest technology innovations while preparing for the evolving needs of the future.

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 HCIHyperconverged infrastructures (HCI) provide many benefits in terms of cost-efficiency, scalability, and administration simplicity. A software-defined storage approach allows you to:

  • Easily customize and create HCI servers with your own choice of components (computer, storage, network hypervisor, etc.)
  • Run ROBO, edge, and VDI workloads on HCI servers
  • Serve HCI storage to applications running on non-HCI servers

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.

Integrate the Cloud into Your IT Landscape

Integrate the Cloud into Your IT LandscapeControl the costs of your sprawling on-premises NAS infrastructure by extending storage to the cloud.

Offloading cold/inactive data from your NAS devices and file servers will help free up space on your premium storage while you take advantage of the S3 cloud as an alternative lower-cost storage tier.

Public cloud storage can also be used as a DR site to maintain duplicate copies of data for recovery and failover.

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/HTTP/NFS/SMB protocols. Intelligent data management capabilities help simplify file search, collaboration, and analytics.

Adopt a Flexible Hybrid Cloud Strategy

Adopt a Flexible Hybrid Cloud StrategyUse a combination of on-premises and public cloud storage to store and protect data. Without getting locked in with a storage supplier or service provider, users gain the freedom and flexibility to incorporate a hybrid storage approach.

Govern data availability and placement across on-premises storage and public cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, GCP, Wasabi, etc.).

Ensure seamless access for end-users regardless of where data is stored.

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.

Govern Data Placement with Automation

Govern Data Placement with AutomationIt is critical for a storage administrator to ensure the right data is available on the right storage at the right time.

Automate with modern artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies to govern data placement based on data access frequencies, performance, availability, compliance, cost, and other factors.

Let administrator-defined policies mandate where and when files are stored across heterogeneous and distributed storage media.

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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