Complexity is everywhere.
Take our homes for example – they contain a nightmare of infrastructure – furniture, modern appliances, electronic gadgets, automobiles, gas/water/electricity lines, telephone and so on. All of this requires constant maintenance, replacement, and upkeep.
We deal with other complexities in our personal lives every day. We constantly try to optimize and streamline our daily routines in order to efficiently manage time, money and the other limited resources at our disposal.
At work, we deal with a similar set of challenges and complex factors. However, there is one key difference – at home, we do not feel the same pressure as at work to deliver efficient results.
In our jobs, we are constantly evaluated. Our performance is judged on numbers, KPIs and metrics by managers, supervisors and the organization we work for.
It all adds up to the company’s overall performance. Better performance requires effectively managing costs. Companies are searching for every opportunity to cut costs and one of the key areas that often comes up in budget discussions is the total spend on IT infrastructure.
Be it a small business or a large enterprise, IT represents an important part of the total spending, and its direct contribution to revenues and profits is often difficult to assess.
Eventually, many CEOs and CFOs often push their CIOs to optimize further and further. Optimization often comes down to managing complexity efficiently. This has a direct impact on the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) of your IT infrastructure.
Complexity and TCO
Whether you are a business owner or an IT professional, one key metric that you will need to constantly optimize/minimize is the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) of your IT infrastructure.
Today, even the smallest IT environments have several interrelated components (servers, networks, storage systems, management systems etc.). Complexity arises from the interdependencies among these components, making it increasingly difficult to maintain, manage, and scale.
This often leads to underutilized assets that drive up the TCO. Therefore, a solution that supports TCO reduction initiatives is one that reduces complexity across your IT architecture. In this regard, TCO of your storage infrastructure plays a very important role in overall TCO minimization.
Complexity and data storage
With the explosive growth in unstructured data, organizations are struggling to nail down a storage method that is easy to implement and upgrade, and that allows them to maximize capacity utilization.
Traditional enterprise storage systems that package storage controllers, disks, interfaces and firmware as proprietary storage arrays are often expensive, complex and lack openness. The right mix of speed and efficiency is imperative for your storage infrastructure.
Organizations need a cost-effective storage architecture that reduces complexity and is highly scalable – even on an enormous scale – as well as support demand-driven resource allocation.
Streamline with server-based storage solutions
Server-based storage solutions reduce cost and complexity by housing storage media inside servers rather than in dedicated and custom-engineered storage arrays.
Server-based storage uses open-standard, x86-based hardware directly attached disks – hard drives, solid-state drives with NVMe or even PCIe cards – to store data locally on the server. The software layered on top of this hardware transforms the server node into a fully-fledged storage array.
As data storage requirements become more critical, server-based storage helps companies grow storage capacity more efficiently by capitalizing on the ability of software defined-storage (SDS) and hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) technology to reduce the costs and complexity of storage. As a result, this has a direct impact on TCO minimization of your storage and IT infrastructure.
You need server-based storage, what next?
Once you are convinced about the benefits of server-based storage for your organization, the next step is choosing the right vendor to help your business accomplish your goals.
Look no further than FUJITSU PRIMERGY servers and server-based storage. Within its PRIMERGY servers, Fujitsu offers a broad server-based storage portfolio, perfectly suited for your IT infrastructure needs.
Fujitsu offers the highest quality…Whether you are buying hard disks or SSDs or NVMe drives, Fujitsu provides you with tested quality as well as the additional benefits from the knowledge gained by our experts over many years regarding data storage technology and system integration.
Starting with the initial certification of new drives, the fine adjustment of the firmware and up to the quality control of individual deliveries and supplies, Fujitsu does everything possible to guarantee you the best performance and highest fail-safety.
Furthermore, with FUJITSU Integrated System PRIMEFLEX, you can choose from all the leading HCI (hyper-converged infrastructure ) offerings from Microsoft, VMware and Nutanix to optimize your server-based storage infrastructure according to your needs.
The bottom line: Whether it’s managing your day to day life or your IT infrastructure, reducing complexity can go a long way towards achieving your goals faster. For your IT, Fujitsu is here to solve your complexity woes. You can count on FUJITSU PRIMERGY servers and server-based storage solutions.
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