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Intelligent Storage: What It Is, and Why You Need It

“Intelligent storage” may sound like a vague buzzword, but there's actually a lot more to it than the fairly simple name denotes. Understanding just what intelligent storage is and how it can be useful is the key to getting the most out of it.

What is Intelligent Storage?

Intelligent storage is a Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) development that's designed to make the most of an increasingly cloud-based environment. It's the result of over three decades of advances in computer storage technology, drawing on the best of all developments to produce a new kind of storage.

How is Intelligent Storage Useful?

Making data more available. It's one thing to store data, but it's another to find that data when you need it later. Intelligent storage helps do exactly what the name suggests: store data intelligently so it's more readily accessible when you need it later on.

Improving compliance. Protecting systems against General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and similar regulatory issues can be difficult and makes storing data even tougher. With intelligent storage, you can better address storage issues in a way standard storage never could.

Six-nines availability. Forget about five-nines; this former gold standard is all but lost thanks to intelligent storage. It allows users to better anticipate challenges, which in turn allows small problems to be tackled while still small. This prevents serious issues that cause downtime, and allows for 99.9999% availability.

Decreased expenses. Did you know that using intelligent storage can reduce operational expenses as much as 79%? That number varies depending on where you are, of course, but the ability to have storage systems automatically adjust, in real-time, can be a gamechanger that helps save operations budgets.

Increased revenue. This once again depends on your particular business, but intelligent storage adapts itself well to analytics, which provide useful insights about your everyday operations. Knowing when certain products are more likely to sell, or how to improve a customer experience, can be direct bottom-line boosts, and these often emerge only after meticulous analysis of historical data.

What to Do When You Want to Put Intelligent Storage to Work

Getting started with intelligent storage can be a challenge, though, so just get in touch with us at EmconIT to get started. Our background in cloud and colocation as well as data center relocation is a perfect fit for putting intelligent storage to work.