By Dean Workman
Morne Bekker, Country Manager at NetApp South Africa.
In today’s digital economy, markets and customer purchasing behaviours are changing. Customers expect everything to be available online, anytime, anywhere. To satisfy these expectations, enterprise IT departments must be able to react quickly to changing business needs—while continuing to manage the mission-critical legacy workloads that “keep the lights on.” Enterprise IT staff face a daily multitude of operational challenges that increase the pressure on the infrastructure they manage.
To meet these challenges, enterprises must undergo a process of digital transformation. IT teams are moving away from traditional infrastructure and the “old data world” to a more flexible infrastructure that has the agility, scalability, predictability, and automation to react to changing business needs. A key imperative is to accomplish this transformation without risking well-established business operations or sacrificing resiliency and reliability.
As such, smart enterprise IT teams are looking to the highly flexible architecture of a next-generation data center (NGDC) to enable transformation. This architecture ushers in a “new data world,” meeting changing business needs while also supporting the infrastructure and virtualisation requirements of more traditional enterprise architectures.
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Source:: IT News Africa