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Editor’s Comment: What issues arise with enterprise storage management?

Editor’s Comment: What issues arise with enterprise storage management?

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Patrick Smith, EMEA Field CTO, Pure Storage explains what issues arise with enterprise storage management and which solutions address these issues.

Enterprise storage infrastructure has traditionally been very complex when it comes to managing growth. Storage administrators often have to search through many data sets to identify demand and project the always-growing needs of their organisations. In most cases, they don’t have enough data or they’re unable to gain the insights needed to make accurate projections. As a result, their infrastructure plans may be too conservative (overprovisioning) or too aggressive (under-provisioning), which can result in wasted resources – including money – or expensive downtime.

This is where Pure1 comes in. Pure1 is a cloud-based data management platform. It allows you to manage your IT infrastructure in the cloud and provides predictive intelligence. Pure1 Meta, an Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning engine built into Pure1, helps you plan for the future and quickly resolve issues with confidence. 

Mobile first 

Technology moves quickly. As an infrastructure manager, you never know when an issue will arise and require a trip to the data centre. It’s inconvenient and interferes with your personal time. Pure Storage was the first to solve this problem with Pure1, which provides cloud-based, AI-driven storage management. With Pure1, you can monitor, analyse and optimise your storage infrastructure effortlessly from anywhere in the world, on any device.

Proactive and predictive 

Pure1 offers industry-first and industry-leading proactive support, including continuous monitoring of infrastructure, service level agreements (SLAs) and subscriptions, plus proactive issue resolution. The result: You save valuable time and resources. It’s all available through the Pure1 mobile app for which you can customise alerts and set up control of remote sessions.

Innovative solutions should be both predictive and proactive to help you solve your storage and business problems. To achieve this requires a layer of intelligence that works with your data, as well as aggregated data from 19,000+ cloud-connected Pure arrays, to create insights and recommendations. Processing more than one trillion data points per day, Pure1 Meta uses AI and ML to help forecast your application and storage infrastructure needs. 

Use the Pure1 Workload Planner to simulate new application deployment, hardware upgrades and workload changes. With it, you can scale and optimally place workloads depending on your exact needs. Pure1 also helps you resolve problems more quickly. Its full-stack analytics provide an end-to-end view of capacity and performance for your entire infrastructure stack up to each virtual machine.

Storage as a utility 

Pure1 puts information about your storage subscriptions at your fingertips. View what’s in use, receive alerts and manage subscriptions, including capacity reservations and expirations. This means you’re never blindsided by usage and will know before you hit critical reservation or expiration deadlines.

Cloud-based and API-driven

With Pure1, you get the ease of use of cloud management in your on-premises storage, plus a cloud-based Software-as-a-Service platform. That means you don’t have to install any additional hardware or software on-premises. With an API-first design, you can also easily integrate Pure1 data into your existing tools for automated workflows and reporting.

No matter where you are, you can get alerts and grant Pure Storage access to take care of any issues. Pure1 provides the power of an entire IT team at your fingertips and global visibility from anywhere.

And just like that, you can now focus on managing your business while Pure1 manages your storage.

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