How IT Addresses Severe Storage Issues

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 12-15-2015 Email

The majority of surveyed IT pros revealed they're experiencing storage performance and capacity challenges on at least an occasional basis, according to a recent survey commissioned by Tegile Systems. The resulting "2016 State of Storage in Virtualization" report indicates that the current enterprise operating environment is highly virtualized through products such as Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange and SharePoint. The storage issues, however, can reach "severe" levels that impact business. To address this, IT departments are deploying hybrid storage systems which utilize both disk and flash resources. These systems often allow for remote replication and compression, improving app response times and overall user satisfaction, among other benefits. "Enterprises need a storage system that is flexible - one that has the capability to consistently deliver high performance, as well as adapt as their performance and capacity needs evolve over time," said Rajesh Nair, CTO of Tegile Systems. "It's critical that a storage system today supports … storage protocols and accommodates different types of storage mediums, whether it's all flash, a mixture of flash and disk, or a mixture of high-performance flash and high-density flash." More than 1,000 global IT pros took part in the research, which was conducted by ActualTech Media.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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