As data volumes continue to rise, and as users and applications demand ever faster access to data, businesses of all sizes face significant challenges. You must store certain types of data for set periods of time (as defined by regulations), keep the latest data accessible at high speed, protect data against loss, and ensure efficient management over time.
Of course, different types of data may have dramatically different value to the business, so most organisations have built up a variety of systems and approaches to data storage over time. This diversity tends to create islands of storage, in which investments in capacity and performance in one area cannot be shared with other areas as requirements change. The lack of a common approach to data storage also pushes up administrative complexity and training costs.
IBM Storage solutions – built on a shared set of management software – provide a standardised yet highly configurable platform for ensuring speed, flexibility and efficiency in data storage and access. By enabling the connection of data across any architecture – local, cloud, hybrid – IBM Storage solutions can help you create a data-driven business that can out-think and out-manoeuvre the competition.