Despite all its advantages, the management of Cloud storage can pose a challenge. Storage-optimization through manual management is difficult and time-consuming. Information scattered across servers demands attention; ninety percent of static allocations to meet peak needs are wasteful and costly. Your most-accessed data should be prioritized appropriately, but rarely-used data often takes precedence.
Thankfully, there’s a better way. HPE Primera is powered by AI to optimize allocations for performance and cost-effectiveness.
Intelligent storage may also be used to manage hybrid environments (both on-premises and cloud data). HPE Primera makes best use of limited on-premises storage and can be deployed either locally or as a cloud service—improving performance while saving money.
The value of data lies in organization
To be effective, data needs to be organized to maximize its usefulness and avoid bottlenecks. Important data may be hidden, neglected, or on a slow path. Traditional storage places this burden on the administrator. Everything is manual, and since requirements can change over time, admins must continuously check and adjust the system accordingly.
Poorly organized data causes high latency and poor system performance, the result of an overdependence on caching (which breaks down when used beyond its capacity). In short, this means slowed applications and websites along with lower search rankings. And studies have shown that when users are forced to wait for a page to load, most often they simply give up.
Intelligent storage observes how data is used, and places it where it will be used most efficiently. Your most important data automatically goes where it can be accessed most quickly. Further, HPE Primera balances cost against speed to improve performance without necessitating investment in additional storage.
The shortcomings of traditional storage
System managers have much more to do than track and reallocate data. It’s hard to stay on top of changing needs, especially in the case of complex IT operations, but administrators can’t spend all their time revising configurations until they get it right.
Data management limitations come at a cost, both literally and in terms of efficiency. As a general practice, administrators allocate storage for the worst-expected case, choosing an option which seems cost-effective when usage is low, but becomes exponentially expensive as its use grows. Sure, it costs more, but it’s better than running out of space. Alternately, they’ll procure another server, not realizing there’s an underutilized one available which could have done the job.
What intelligent storage gives you
Intelligent storage systems always stay up to date with changing requirements. Regardless of whether or not your business’s storage requirements are cyclical—with peaks much higher than the average—HPE Primera manages allocations dynamically, so you pay for peak storage only when it’s needed.
What’s more, HPE Primera’s Intelligent Backup as a Service protects data cost-effectively while prioritizing your most dynamic data. This reduces your recovery point objective (RPO), minimizing data loss even in a worst-case scenario.
HPE Primera is quite simply the world’s most intelligent storage. It’s delivered as a service, meaning easy setup, and automatically updates itself, meaning low maintenance. IT departments spend less time worrying about storage management and more time focused on more valuable tasks. Plus, access is fast, with very low latency, so mission-critical applications always deliver the best performance possible. Reach out to us to learn how you can improve your storage by implementing HPE Primera Intelligent Storage today.