Are you knocking up against the limitations of an aging infrastructure, running out of capacity, unable to use modern features because you can’t risk trading off performance? It’s understandable that you’ve postponed, waiting for a long-promised new platform, but now it’s been delayed again. Sure, you’ve had a good run with this vendor, but how long can you wait, and should you? You already fear the migration is bound to be disruptive and time-consuming. How many features that you rely on today will be missing in a first generation system? Do you want to be the customer that puts reliability of a new system to the test?
Now is a good time to reassess. What else is happening in your organization? If you’re like most enterprises today, there are corporate initiatives – perhaps even mandates – to consolidate your data center footprint and move workloads to public cloud. You probably have cloud native containerized development projects in lines of business that will need enterprise grade data services. Your Chief Data Officer is looking at ways to improve and standardize data management, security and governance across your data estate both on- and off-premises.
Back to that storage array upgrade….
Kristine Cornwall is responsible for product marketing strategy and execution for the company’s enterprise storage portfolio. A 25-year storage veteran with positions at Sun Microsystems and EMC/Dell Technologies in roles of increasing scope and responsibility, Kris is a graduate of the University of Washington and holds an MBA from The Wharton School.
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