Rapid change can bring real opportunity. The modern data center is ready to keep pace with your business—and set you up for tomorrow’s innovations—by eliminating silos, reducing complexity, and leveraging data and applications to transform operations and fuel business growth.
Embracing cloud-based operating models can help organizations realize big business benefits. Aligning capacity and demand can deliver operational efficiencies, greater agility, and lower cost structures—and be a business game changer.
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Ecommerce brands adding product lines. FinTech companies deploying new service applications. Universities navigating surges in online enrollments.
Across industries, modern businesses and organizations must manage massive and constantly fluctuating volumes of data. These enterprises all require accessible, cost-effective, secure, and scalable data storage to deliver outstanding products and services at the right pace for their business.
Fully on-premise storage systems can fall short on data agility, speed to scale, and efficiency businesses need to stay competitive and capture new market opportunities. Legacy storage requires advance provisioning decisions, which can be slow and based on projections rather than current market realities. The on-prem approach also depends on data storage hardware, which can be difficult to access during supply chain bottlenecks, as well as upfront capital expenditures each time expanded storage is needed.
Companies are increasingly adopting storage-as-a-service (STaaS) models to access the data flexibility they need.
Gartner research shows that by 2025, managed consumption-based storage systems and hybrid IT will be the foundation of more than 70% of enterprise storage workloads. Gartner also predicts that 59% of enterprise storage petabytes (PBs) consumption will be off-premises in a managed STaaS hybrid multi-cloud model by 2025.
You can think of scaling legacy storage like a cruise ship changing direction. It takes time. In comparison, STaaS is a speed boat. It can change direction fast, whether you are scaling your data up to manage rapidly increasing demand or scaling it down during a business lull or slow season.
Rather than making hardware based provisioning changes in house, your STaaS provider manages all storage hardware, software, and maintenance requirements.
With STaaS, your company’s storagecan shift from a capital expenditure (CapEx) to an operational expenditure (OpEx). This OpEx model will feature a blend of public and private cloud storage, on-prem storage, and the right type or types of storage (file or object) for your business. The cloud infrastructure and on-prem hardware are owned by the data storage provider. You pay as you go and as you need, ensuring that you have the data storage capacity and performance your business requires—even as it shifts over time.
The IT skills shortage persists. When you shift to storage as a service with a managed service provider, you collaborate with an expanded team of IT experts who deliver a modernized and always-optimized storage infrastructure.
Because your storage provider manages your infrastructure and data security, your IT engineers can focus more on creating business-driving applications, streamlining operations, and ensuring polished customer service experiences.
Cybersecurity is on par with performance as the bread and butter of STaaS. That’s because high-performance storage won’t help your business run smoothly if your data is poorly protected and unrecoverable in the event of an incident. Data protection is integrated into STaaS architectures, and providers offer automated services such as automated data backup and rigorous disaster recovery processes.
Ready to explore storage as a service for greater business flexibility and efficiency—and stronger data security? Learn how EchoStor can empower your teams to focus on business-driving services with storage peace of mind.–2 Vogel J, Storage as a Service (STaaS), Gartner blog, April 9, 2021.
Go more in depth with our Vice President of Cloud and MSP Solutions, Daniel Clydesdale-Cotter, on our newest offering, Eva STaaS. Webinar is June 7th at 1PM.
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