Data is the new currency of business, the most critical asset of the modern organization. In fact, enterprises that can gain business insights from their data are twice as likely to outperform their competitors; yet, 72 percent of them have not started or are only planning big-data activities. 7 In addition, organizations often spend too much money and time managing where their data is stored. The average firm purchases 24 percent more storage every year, 8 but uses less than half of the capacity it already has. 9
The simple fact is that infrastructure matters. The right infrastructure allows organizations to shift spending and invest in projects that improve business results. The infrastructure must ensure the most value from data at the least cost with the least effort and the greatest flexibility.
In the era of cloud, big data and analytics, mobile and social computing, organizations need to meet ever-changing demands for storage, while also improving data economics. IT must deliver more services faster and more efficiently, enable real-time insight and support more customer interaction. The right infrastructure allows clients to share information, secure transactions and drive real-time insights.
Built with IBM® Spectrum Virtualize™ software—part of the IBM Spectrum Storage™ family—the IBM Storwize® family helps organizations achieve better data economics by supporting these new workloads that are critical to their success. Storwize family systems can handle the massive volumes of data from mobile and social applications, enable rapid and flexible cloud services deployments, and deliver the performance and scalability needed to gain insights from the latest analytics technologies.
IBM Storwize V7000 Unified and IBM Storwize V7000 are virtualized, enterprise-class hybrid storage systems that provide the foundation for implementing an effective storage infrastructure and transforming the economics of data storage. Designed to complement virtual server environments, these modular storage systems deliver the flexibility and responsiveness required for changing business needs.
7 Michael Schroeck, Rebecca Shockley, Janet Smart, Dolores Romero-Morales and Peter Tufano, "Analytics: The real-world use of big data", IBM Institute for Business Value and Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, October 2012. http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?subtype=XB&infotype=PM&appname=GBSE_GB_BT_USEN&htmlfid=GBE03519USEN&attachment=GBE03519USEN.PDF (PDF, 1.23MB)
8 TheInfoPro “Wave 17 Storage Study,” 451 Research, October 2013. https://451research.com/component/content/article/15/254-theinfopro-wave-17-storage-study
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