By 2025, the World Economic Forum predicts that 463 exabytes of data will be created globally every day. No matter what size, every business is storing and crunching data to keep ahead of the competition. According to IDC, the compound annual growth rate of data storage should reach almost 17.8 percent, with the volume of global data stored expected to double every four years.
With all that data considered, Clear Technologies has the plan to help companies solve their current and future storage challenges, beginning with:
DELIVER GREAT PERFORMANCE WITH MODERN FLASH STORAGE
The move to flash storage has been swift, as hard disks have inherent latency issues. Whether it’s flash memory chips or flash arrays, they are lightning quick compared to their hard drive counterparts with moving components, and they feature a latency of within a microsecond.
Having no moving components also makes flash storage highly durable – no disc scratching or drive heads to worry about. This comes in particularly handy with disaster recovery, as there is a significant diminishment of the chance of catastrophic data loss due to weather-related events.
All-flash arrays are also much more energy-efficient, less complex to install, and highly scalable for business needs.
TAKE CONTROL WITH STORAGE VIRTUALIZATION
Storage virtualization provides a single pane of glass management capabilities across the entire storage area network (SAN), no matter how many different vendor arrays make up the network’s composition. This can drastically improve storage capacity and performance, speeding up migrations and creating better workflows.
It also reduces the amount of hardware needed in your storage arrays, allowing organizations to get the most out of their current infrastructure. Floor space is gained and total cost of ownership can be reduced without compromising performance and functionality.
LEVERAGE SCALE AND CAPACITY WITH NVMe
Regardless of how high the storage capacity, users expect even faster response times. The NVMe protocol supports thousands of parallel command queues for both flash and next-gen solid state drives.
Not only does NVMe utilize nonvolatile memory in a vast array of computing environments, it is also future proof – it’s the new standard to incorporate into future storage technologies.
UTILIZE IaaS CLOUD SOLUTIONS WITH VSI
Visual Storage Intelligence technology (VSI) allows organizations to take full advantage of Infrastructure as a Service in cloud environments. By bringing network infrastructure into the cloud, there is less need, and sometimes even no need, for hardware and datacenters on site. This not only increases floor space, it can also significantly lower infrastructure and maintenance costs.
IaaS also provides on-demand scalability without the need to upgrade software and hardware. If any hardware components fail or the business loses internet services, none of their infrastructure is affected, mitigating any worries about data loss. Additionally, IaaS provides storage replication as another tool to protect companies from data loss.
Utilizing IaaS can also significantly free up the time of IT staff, allowing them to focus more on tasks that benefit the organization’s bottom line.
READY TO GET A COMPLETE VIEW OF YOUR STORAGE PERFORMANCE?
Clear Technologies works with a wide array of vendors to put forth the best solutions for your storage needs. Put us to the test by requesting your free storage assessment. Our storage experts will use our VSI cloud application to analyze your SAN and make the best recommendations to help match your storage capacity to the growth of your business.
Work with us to prepare for your SAN implementation. Request a Readiness Assessment with Clear Tech.