Four Big Benefits of Software-Defined Storage
Four big benefits of software-defined storage.
Companies today are generating and storing more data than ever, and the trend shows no sign of slowing down. The rise of big data, the internet of things, and analytics are all contributing to the exponential data growth.
Data has always been valuable, but retaining data for extended periods was more about disaster recovery, having an archive, or for regulatory compliance. As we move more into the digital economy, companies want to leverage data, whether it’s to provide more products and services, become more efficient, or better engage with their customers.
According to recent studies, the rapid growth of data and data storage technology is one of the top three factors driving change in IT infrastructure.
Emerging technologies such as software-defined storage are helping customers across a variety of industries manage their data.
What is software-defined storage (SDS)?
Software-defined storage (SDS) is a storage architecture for a wide array of data storage requirements based on a set of loosely-coupled software and hardware components. In short, it provides increased flexibility for you to receive, consume and explore different data storage options and better harness data for greater business insights.
What are the benefits?
- Work smarter. SDS creates more intelligent interactions between workloads and storage. It enables more dynamic storage provisioning and better adapt to workload needs.
- Achieve agile storage consumption. SDS supports emerging and traditional IT consumption models, enabling technical agility across cloud, mobile, social and analytics infrastructure.
- Gain control and efficiency. SDS provides the agility, power and efficiency needed to meet rapidly changing business requirements. It dynamically optimises infrastructure capabilities to application service-level requirements.
- Acquire real-time scalability. SDS offers tiered capacity by service level and the ability to provision storage on demand, enabling optimal usage based on current business requirements.
Viatel’s fast, reliable and scalable storage-as-a-service is a cost-effective solution to store your data in the cloud
Viatel’s storage-as-a-service solutions enable you to pay for enterprise-class storage on a pay-as-you-go subscription model, without the need for expensive upfront capital expenditure. We have invested in award-winning storage technologies to provide reliable, high-performance, on-demand storage.