Survey Shows Results of How COVID-19 Pandemic Has Negatively Affected Data Center Operations
With nearly 80 percent of respondents in a recent survey conducted by StorONE indicating that they have had cuts to their IT budgets. The effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have resulted in a negative impact on organizations' ability to manage their storage infrastructures in order to ensure continued access to an increasingly remote workforce and to satisfy health protocols put in place to protect workers.
More than two-thirds of those questioned as part of the StorONE "How Has COVID-19 Impacted Your Data Center?" survey maintain some level of on-premises storage. Because of the pandemic, almost 40 percent of those organizations have had no or critically restricted access to their data centers to address storage hardware failures or increase data protection levels, such as improved drive redundancies or snapshot intervals. Reduced budgets mean that organizations will be unable to offer more performance and capacity to their users or will need to rely on better vendor pricing to supplement their needs.
Among the survey's findings are:
StorONE's S1 Enterprise (News - Alert) Storage Platform simplifies organizations' storage infrastructures while providing a solution that meets all the software-defined storage objectives. StorONE's suite of data protection services - S1:DirectWrite, S1:vRAID, S1:Snap and S1:Replicate - makes storage invincible by ensuring organizations can not only recover their information quickly but can also retain data indefinitely without impacting performance. This combination of services delivers unprecedented protection from data loss, no matter the threat.
StorONE makes it easy to get an enterprise-class storage infrastructure up and running quickly, while at the same time reducing storage spend. Because the S1 Enterprise Storage Platform's software is simple to install, StorONE engineers can guide customers through installation remotely via web conferencing services such as Skype (News - Alert), WebEx, and Zoom, to maintain a social distancing-compliant installation. Many customers can complete the installation themselves simply by following StorONE's Quick Start Guide.
The survey is still available for input at https://www.storone.com/how-has-covid-19-impacted-your-data-center/. Naor and former storage analyst, now StorONE's CMO George Crump, are conducting a live webinar " 5 Steps to Seamless Storage Operations During a Pandemic" to provide the results of the survey and guidance on how to protect your storage infrastructure from future pandemics. You can register for the event at: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/5583/426935
All pre-registrants will receive an advance copy of Naor's latest whitepaper "10 Recommendations for Storage Managers to Prepare for Future Pandemics"
At StorONE, we focus on delivering the best results for our customers. Our mission is to make Storage Heroes by providing IT professionals with an Enterprise Storage Platform that transforms software-defined storage into a comprehensive storage infrastructure for all use cases. The platform's portfolio ranges from All-Flash Arrays delivering 10K to 900K IOPS, Hybrid Arrays capable of supporting four tiers or more of storage and NAS/Backup solutions priced at less than a penny per GB. The platform is also protocol-independent, including fibre, iSCSI, NFS, SMB, and S3. All members of the Enterprise Storage Platform are available on-premises or in the cloud and come with the same enterprise-class feature set, driven by the same interface, which significantly reduces the cost of storage operations.
Powering our Enterprise Storage Platform is our innovative technology, Total Resource Utilization (TRU). TRU, with over nine years of development investment and dozens of approved patents, enables maximum performance on minimal storage hardware while providing extensive data protection and flexibility for future growth.
StorONE founders are proven, successful entrepreneurs who boast over 50 patent awards. Top-tier industry luminaries and strategic investors back the company. The StorONE headquarters are in New York, with offices in Fort Worth, Texas, Tel Aviv, and Singapore. Additional information about StorONE is available at https://www.storone.com
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