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Building Continuously Modern Storage

By Matt Francis | Posted on July 27, 2022 | Posted in Data & Analytics, Dell EMC, Security

It can be easy to think of storage infrastructure as static. A simple container for housing data and workloads.

This is a false assumption to make, especially in today’s business environment where speed and adaptability are often the difference between an organization thriving and withering.

Put another way, businesses today need storage infrastructure that evolves with the rapid pace of technology. That infrastructure is continuously modern storage.

What is continuously modern storage? Boiled down, it’s the intersection where traditional storage meets software-driven innovation. A storage infrastructure that not only enables but also integrates automation, security, and multi-cloud environments without greatly expanding the infrastructure footprint.

By investing in continuously modern storage technologies, organizations are able to achieve a number of beneficial goals, including:

  • Automating many IT operations to free up more time for teams to focus on emerging technologies
  • Consistent security throughout data lifecycles, including zero trust capabilities, isolation, and immutability
  • Increased flexibility in where data resides and where workloads happen via integration with cloud environments

The tools for continuously modern storage

On the enterprise hardware front, one of the leading providers of continuously modern storage infrastructure solutions is our partners at Dell EMC.

Dell’s investment of time and resources into software-forward storage has created a suite of infrastructure options, including built-in artificial intelligence (AI) and automation that can help organizations to be forward-looking with the health, cyber resiliency, and performance of their storage infrastructure.

Take, for example, its PowerMax storage, which greatly enables zero-trust security and includes consistent ransomware detection at scale. The company’s portfolio also supports all the major cloud providers, including robust support for cloud-native workloads.

The focus of these implementations is to reduce the strain for traditional IT teams while still providing the security and flexibility that is so necessary in today’s economic climate.

Getting started with continuously modern storage

These days, enterprise storage needs to be about more than simple capacity and performance. Instead, it needs to be a valuable tool to help a business transform how it serves its customers.

Just as the public cloud and modern development practices like containers and DevOps have transformed the traditional role of IT within enterprises—less time keeping the lights on, more time finding solutions that accelerate innovation —storage infrastructure continues to transform. The smart companies are getting on board with that transformation.

To learn more about Redapt’s partnership with Dell and the many ways we can help you modernize your storage infrastructure, visit our partner page.