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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

  • Bring cloud native to the enterprise on IBM Power Systems

    IBM Cloud Private (ICP) on Power enables administrators to provide top-notch availability, performance and security in an on-premises private cloud. It provides automation and secure access to mission-critical applications and data running in Linux, AIX or IBM i environments.

  • IBM Power Systems for Linux: What sets Power apart

    Linux on x86 is different from Linux on Power because applications running on the IBM Power/Linux platform are usually faster, more reliable, more scalable, more secure and require fewer cores and physical systems. The underlying system architecture is the reason why.

  • Data Centers in a Post-Pandemic World

    The novel coronavirus has put the US and the world to the test. Data centers have demonstrated that they put “essential” in essential services. So, what's next?

  • Beware scams exploiting coronavirus fears

    From malware-laden emails to fake donations, these are some of the most common cons you should watch out for amid the public health crisis

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