Right now, big data plays a significant role in a number of decision-making and overall enterprise processes. What’s more, big data is currently considerably expansive – and it’s only getting larger.
This presents a unique set of challenges for companies with legacy data storage systems in place. There’s so much information out there for brands to gather, analyze and glean insights from. However, without a robust, advanced data storage solution, all this information could go to waste.
Study shows need for improved data storage
Recently, a survey from Actian and Skyhigh Networks highlighted the difficulties today’s enterprises are faced with. The study, which included over 250 senior corporate executives, found that many are dealing with considerable data storage struggles, particularly when it comes to failing analytic workloads in traditional environments, eWeek reported.
According to the survey, 50 percent of participants were not confident in their current data infrastructures. An additional 56 percent of them noted that they were “feeling the strain” of workloads stored on legacy structures. Worse still, 42 percent reported that their existing data storage platform “is breaking under the pressure,” eWeek contributor Nathan Eddy wrote.
Compounding these issues is the fact that the costs associated with maintaining these platforms are only on the rise. Overall, 47 percent of those surveyed agreed that the price of upkeeping traditional systems is increasing, and 46 percent of them noted that these platforms were unable to support modern workloads, particularly when it came to flexibility and scalability.
“We see an ever increasing amount of data being analyzed by business to inform their business processes,” explained Ashish Gupta, Actian senior vice president of business development and expert in big data. “In fact, we [expect] not only the size of the data but also the types of data being analyzed to balloon and consequently, the traditional architectures will just not be able to deliver the analytic insights in a timely, commercially viable or technically feasible manner.”
“Enterprises are currently seeking robust, future-proof data storage solutions.”
Seeking solutions from an industry leader
When it comes time to replace these systems, only the best will do. Enterprises are currently seeking robust, future-proof data storage solutions that will not only support their current requirements, but can scale for future needs as well. In this way, decision-makers will seek out the market leader.
Dell recently received accolades for its storage solutions, being named a leader in IT Brand Pulse’s 2015 IT survey.
“Dell Storage has been recognized yet again by customers as the overall market leader for All-Flash iSCSI arrays, a testament to our ability to offer organizations world-class storage solutions that continue to lead the way for innovation, price, performance, reliability and support,” said Dell Storage executive director Travis Vigil.
Dell offers a wide range of data storage solutions, including those based on Flash and software-defined environments. These systems are specially designed to meet advancing workload needs, and offer faster response times and a low total cost of ownership.