One thing is certain about data storage: your needs will grow over time. Expectations for video and image resolution increase. More kinds of files are necessary. There's more information to retain in databases. Your business needs an approach that will meet its present needs at a reasonable cost while keeping the growth path open. You want to be able to add to your existing storage systems, rather than throwing them out prematurely and replacing them. With the right choices, you can maintain a viable storage growth path.

Software-defined data storage

Software storage management lets you virtualize your data volumes. Virtualization lets you add hardware as needed and allocate it as it's needed. You aren't confined to fixed-size volumes and partitions, and you can freely mix solid-state and disk drives. Volumes can be shared or dedicated. Expanding and reconfiguring storage systems is a straightforward task.

A software-based approach lets you avoid vendor lock-in. When you need to expand, you don't want your options to be restricted. When your storage system isn't restricted to proprietary hardware, you can add the drives that give the greatest capacity and performance for the best price. Genisys Group keeps up with the latest software-defined storage technology and will help you set up the system you need. Read more.

Hybrid cloud

To get the best features of on-premises and cloud storage, you can choose a hybrid cloud. Its heart is in your own storage devices, but it can expand as necessary into the cloud. When policies, contracts, or performance issues require it, you can designate parts of your data as always on-premises.

Storage on your own servers provides the lowest latency and highest bandwidth. It's the ideal choice for applications that demand lightning-fast performance. Sometimes it's the only choice, when your business is required to keep data strictly in its own hands.

A hybrid cloud lets you keep these advantages while giving you room to expand. Data with less strict requirements can expand into the cloud without straining your on-premises capacity. You can deal with spikes in your storage requirements at a reasonable cost. Talk with us to explore the hybrid cloud options that will be best for your business.

Advancing hardware trends

Solid-state storage delivers the best performance, but spinning disk drives are still cost-conscious buyers' choice for high-capacity storage. As SSD prices continue to drop, they're likely to play a major role in your upgrade plans. You want to keep your options flexible, so that you can upgrade when the time is right and without sacrificing your previous investments. Genisys Group's storage engineers will help you to design storage facilities that will serve you well now and be easily upgradable as new options appear.

Choose from leading vendors

Genisys Group partners with leading vendors to give you a choice of the best storage systems available. When you work with us, you aren't confined to just one vendor's products. We will help you to select the hardware and software that gives you the best performance at the most reasonable cost, now and in the future.

Resources

  • Storage made simple for all

    The new IBM FlashSystem 5200 offers a perfect example of storage made simple for all.

  • IBM Power Systems announces new hybrid cloud capabilities

    Envision your data center a year from today. What has changed? Have you gained efficiency? Lowered costs? Increased agility and flexibility? Check out the new capabilities available on the IBM Power Systems platform.

  • The hidden danger of outdated infrastructure: security risk

    When was the last time you refreshed your on-premises infrastructure? How does that play into your cloud and hybrid cloud plans?

  • Managing encryption for data centers is hard. And it will get harder

    With multi-cloud already here and quantum computing on the horizon, most should probably leave encryption to the experts.

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