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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

  • Pentagon signs $10 Billion Cloud Computing Contract with Microsoft.

    On Friday, October 25, the US Department of Defense announced that Microsoft had won the Pentagon’s large cloud computing contract for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) project. Under the terms of this agreement, the Pentagon is intended to invest $10 billion in the development of cloud infrastructure and the launch of various services, including IaaS (infrastructure as a service) and PaaS (platform as a service) solutions that will help the agency to analyze and process large amounts of confidential military data.

  • Most data center managers rely on outdated security practices, according to Data Center Knowledge

    An increasingly growing number of news messages reporting widely discussed computer network hacks and massive credential leaks highlight the problems associated with using passwords for security. Users either choose simple easy-to-guess passwords or tend to use the same password every time there is a need to come up with something more complex. And it’s easy to see why: nobody wants to stuff their memory with long sophisticated passwords.

  • SAP and Microsoft expand their cloud collaboration

    On Monday October 21, SAP and Microsoft announced a new collaboration that is aligned with their mutual goal to facilitate the process of driving enterprise customers’ operations to the cloud. Through the partnership dubbed Project Embrace, the companies intend to accelerate and simplify customer adoption of SAP S/ 4HANA and SAP Cloud Platform on the Microsoft Azure cloud. Microsoft will sell components of SAP Cloud Platform alongside Azure.

  • Hitachi Vantara VSP 5500: the world’s fastest data storage

    Hitachi Vantara, an enterprise storage array business, has announced the addition of the VSP 5000 series to its premium storage line-up. The company claims this launch to be the world’s fastest solution of its kind. Currently, the series includes two models: the VSP 5100 and the more capacious VSP 5500.

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