Qumulo DataBytes: 43% of Execs say IT is a Business Inhibitor Due to Difficulty Accessing Data

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The one thing IT never wants to be is an inhibitor to the business.

IT needs to provide the tools and resources so that the organization can quickly and easily access its data to gain insights needed to propel the business forward. The real issue is, how can IT enable efficient and effective access to this customer and business data on an ongoing basis, with access to applications and services, so that data-driven insights can accelerate innovation and optimize business investments?

In order for IT to transform into a strategic partner and not an inhibitor to the business, there needs to be both a consolidation and a cloud strategy. Some organizations have unstructured file data that sprawls across users, storage systems, and a vast variety of applications. Modern enterprises not only need to consolidate this sprawl, but also to implement solutions that provide visibility into their unstructured data environments. Businesses also need innovative technology that can extend their unstructured data and applications – to the cloud. This requires a file system that can deliver the performance, security, and enterprise features mandated in the enterprise data center, that also can run natively on public cloud infrastructure.

IT organizations are being asked to not only consolidate siloed volumes of data, but to also deliver on organizational mandates for data protection, retention, and security. The challenge is, how do you seamlessly move and manage this file data across these various environments while maintaining security, data protection, accessibility, and minimizing costs? If that weren’t challenging enough, visibility into the file data and services provided in the cloud needs to be considered.

Having the ability to move your data to the cloud needs to be just as high a priority as consolidating your silos of data. Cloud services such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), can be extraordinarily valuable but they are not easily accessible unless your data exists within the cloud. Having the ability to use sophisticated analytical services to gain insights from customer and business data provides immediate, deeper insight into your end users , your competition and your overall business environment. These rapid and deeper insights are giving companies a competitive advantage.

Qumulo makes it simple to consolidate your unstructured data with a single solution that runs both on-prem and/or in the cloud. Our hybrid file software provides real-time data visibility, scalability, automation, and ease-of-use regardless of location to meet your performance, processing, and data retention requirements. This lets your users focus their efforts entirely on outcomes, not infrastructure.
Qumulo runs the same file software and services on-prem and in multiple clouds. Spin-up a cloud instance when you are ready, replicate your content, and you are now running in the cloud! It’s that easy. No reconfiguring applications, no retraining users, no rewriting API integration scripts. We make the transition seamless.

Qumulo provides a complete set of enterprise features in the cloud including support for high-performance NFS and SMB, real-time data analytics and visibility, directory-based capacity quotas and snapshots. File data can quickly and easily be moved between clusters in data centers on-prem and within Qumulo cloud clusters with continuous replication.

In summary, Qumulo can help ensure IT enables the business as a strategic partner.

Even if you’re not ready to move to the cloud right now, you should future-proof your business by choosing a cloud-compatible option while focusing on data consolidation. Qumulo makes it simple to consolidate your unstructured data with a single solution that spans both on-prem and the cloud.

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