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Manage Different Storage Types With Ease

Posted on 4.27.2016

Data virtualization innovator Primary Data  announced the results of a survey of IT industry professionals recently that illustrates the increasing complexity of today's enterprise storage landscape.

Fifty-one percent of the IT administrators surveyed report managing 10 or more different types of storage, while one-third of the respondents reported overseeing more than 20 different storage resources. That could prove to be a difficult problem as new solutions such as all-flash systems, cloud storage and emerging technologies like hyper-converged storage are adopted alongside traditional SAN and NAS storage. 

"The results of this survey echo what we have been hearing from customers: Enterprises have many storage options, but need a way to finally integrate the diverse capabilities of their storage investments to meet evolving business needs," said Lance Smith, Primary Data CEO.

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The largest enterprises most commonly reported having over 20 different storage types to manage. However, even smaller companies reported significant storage diversity, underscoring how growing businesses today leverage numerous storage options to meet different needs. 

Twenty-eight percent of the respondents reported managing two to four storage systems, 22 percent reported supporting five to nine systems, and the remaining 51 percent managed ten or more different storage products. While 36 percent of those surveyed reported having one or two storage vendors, nearly two-thirds of the professionals participating in the survey reported using storage systems from three to nine different providers.

"The Primary Data DataSphere platform is a software-defined solution that enables enterprises to finally put all of their different storage resources to work efficiently by uniting storage silos within a single, global dataspace, said Smith. "By moving data automatically to the right type of storage for dynamic business requirements across performance, protection and price, enterprises gain the flexibility and agility needed to meet modern datacenter demands."

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