IT leaders continuously face the challenge of helping to drive business agility and efficiency without adding to the budget. But they’re often held back by gaps in fragmented and complex legacy storage systems that fold under the pressure of the unpredictable demands created by virtualization, cloud, and IT service workloads. These storage limitations hinder performance of data and applications and prevent the business from being nimble enough to respond to changing conditions and capitalize on new opportunities.
Yet, businesses often don’t upgrade their storage with more innovative technologies, and instead, continue to spin their wheels. That’s because moving to a new storage system often requires resource-intensive planning, time-consuming change management, and risky data migrations – not to mention dedicating a portion of the budget. But there’s a way to determine if the benefits of an upgrade will justify the investment in time and cost.
Qualifying and quantifying all-flash
Many businesses are turning to all-flash technology to transform their storage infrastructures because, in a nutshell, it eliminates storage bottlenecks and latency issues as well as long delays in core storage processes. As a result, the modernized infrastructure helps accelerate processes, increase efficiencies, and enhance business performance. However, understanding the benefits is the easy part. Quantifying the benefits is not always straightforward, but is necessary in determining if all-flash is the key to your company’s future.
The capabilities in all-flash enable businesses to gain the necessary firepower to process mission-critical applications that are sensitive to latency and heavy workloads that are common in today’s environment. All-flash solutions can also dramatically reduce data processing times and rapidly scale storage to handle explosive data growth driven by artificial intelligence, IoT, social media, mobility, and other evolving technologies that are critical for success. These tangible business outcomes have a direct impact on the company’s bottom line.
The return on investment is also driven by simplified management and system maintenance, enabling IT to spend less time reacting to network outages and running backup and restore processes. This frees up IT talent to dedicate more time to evaluating and deploying new technologies that increase employee productivity and fuel business innovation.
To help assign value to clear business outcomes, as well as the not so straightforward benefits, Forrester published The Total Economic Impact™ Of HPE 3PAR StoreServ. The report shares bottom line results from customers who recently deployed all-flash, and we compiled the highlights to help you decide if this type of investment is right for you.
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