A significant portion of enterprise IT budgets is used to keep existing infrastructure running. Increasing operational costs results in a slowdown in innovation and adoption of new technologies. To stay competitive, IT executives are being asked to lower their run rate and promote innovation.
Storage is a major contributor to the growth of the data center footprint. The environmental needs for maintaining a large storage environment drive up power, cooling, and labor costs. Since most IT organization treat storage as shared infrastructure, managing changes and product lifecycle has become a challenge for storage administrators. The average lifecycle of a storage product is four to five years, which means that every four to five years, storage administrators need to plan on upgrading their estates. This whitepaper explains how to accelerate the adoption and increase the ROI of new NAS hardware using the StorageX platform.