Data, data, data – the world is more data-driven than ever. In fact, data has become the rocket fuel to take every digital business beyond the known horizons. That’s why the transformation to becoming a data-driven enterprise has become one of the key strategies to survive and thrive in the current digital era.
To support your data-driven business strategy, your IT architecture must itself be data driven. What does this look like? It’s an architecture that allows full access and control of data across a highly distributed IT landscape of edge, core, and cloud systems.
Looking at such an architecture should create the same impression that you get when visiting a Japanese garden, which is famous for its carefully arranged environment of stones, moss, water, and plants. Like in a Japanese garden, your data-driven architecture should provide a picture of perfect harmony, where all the individual components work together seamlessly.
Everyone who has ever been in a Japanese garden knows that building such a garden is a highly complex exercise. It requires extensive planning and – once in place – constant maintenance. What on a first glance seems natural is instead the product of careful architecture and staged nature.
The same applies to building a data-driven architecture. Multiple considerations must be made at every step of the journey. You need to consider your specific workload requirements as well as evaluate the delivery models, integration, data protection and security options in your new hybrid data architecture.
Of course, you can try to build a Japanese garden on your own. But let’s face it: to make it right, you need a deep understanding of Japanese garden design principles and a profound knowledge of Japanese philosophy and history. That’s why most of the Japanese gardens that I’ve ever visited have been built by professional landscape architects.
Like creating a Japanese garden in a do-it-yourself approach, the design, integration, testing, and deployment of your target data architecture can be an error-prone, time-consuming, and expensive endeavor that poses multiple risks for your business. This begs the question as to whether it is worth reaching out to a partner who has already implemented such projects many times and can therefore support you on your journey to a data-driven architecture, end-to-end.
Professional landscape architects don’t start every project from scratch – they build on past experiences and have a clear plan or reference architecture at hand that outlines what components work best and how they should be ideally placed in the garden. This dramatically reduces planning efforts and allows them to build that garden much faster than you would be able to.
This is exactly where PRIMEFLEX integrated systems from Fujitsu come in. With PRIMEFLEX, Fujitsu provides a whole range of pre-defined, pre-integrated, and pre-tested hybrid IT-enabled systems to offer you a quick, cost-effective, and risk-free way to deploy the on-premises infrastructure foundation for your target data architecture across the edge, core, and cloud.
In other words, in the same way as already available reference architectures help landscape architects speed up the delivery of Japanese garden projects, PRIMEFLEX integrated systems can give you a head start on your way to a data-driven architecture.
At VMworld 2021, we will provide you with the opportunity to explore prime examples on how PRIMEFLEX integrated systems can accelerate your journey to a data-driven enterprise in the areas of HCI and SAP.
Check out our on-demand breakout sessions:
- How to make VMware HCI deployment and management a breeze (Session ID: MCL3019S)
- Co-innovation for SAP applications (Session ID: MCL3020S)
Visit our Sponsor Demo Zone to get further insights on Fujitsu’s VMware-related solutions and case studies.
To join us at VMworld on October 5-7, 2021, please register here.