Data is the lifeblood of modern organizations, but fast-growing volumes of all data types mean it’s increasingly complex to store, manage, and access. Every new storage solution and access protocol that are added to meet demands drive complexity higher.
The good news is the solution to the data complexity challenge is remarkably straightforward: Move from multiple, disparate data storage solutions to a single solution that supports all data and access protocols on-premises and in the cloud.
The simplicity that results from a consolidated approach to data storage delivers strategic and tactical benefits across every organization, whether they’re focused on commercial business or government services.
Empower IT Teams to Do More With Less
With unified data storage, organizations have one storage solution, operating environment, and management interface for all data types, workloads, and applications, no matter where they are, what size they are, or which access protocols are required.
This massively streamlined approach to data management allows resource-constrained IT teams to eliminate the tangled web of data storage solutions that currently consume so much of their time and energy. They are no longer required to learn how to operate, manage, and maintain different block storage, and file service systems for structured and unstructured data. They don’t have to struggle with different user interfaces, system incompatibilities, or inconsistent protocol support, and they don’t have to track and apply patches and updates to different systems at different times.
Instead, IT teams can focus on becoming experts in a single, easy-to-manage system. There’s only one solution to operate, maintain, and update, and only one vendor to contact if there’s an issue or new requirement.
Despite limited resources and budgets, IT teams now have more time to focus on strategic initiatives that help drive the business forward. Their tasks are also more meaningful, which can help to retain these valuable resources in a marketplace where their skill sets are in high demand and workforce shortages are a growing problem.
Leverage the Cloud Your Way
The most advanced unified data storage solutions support hybrid, multi-cloud environments with full synchronization between data stored in any major public cloud provider and data stored on-premises. This flexibility gives organizations new opportunities to easily and efficiently extend their data storage strategy into the cloud and host data where it can best help them achieve their goals. For example, they can:
- Increase business resilience by adopting a unified approach to disaster recovery that helps to mitigate the impact of cyberattacks and accelerate data restoration processes for all data types, no matter where the data is located
- Accelerate business performance by optimizing data access speeds for customers and internal users based on their location
- Improve business continuity by mirroring or replicating business-critical data into the cloud to ensure uninterrupted access in case of a prolonged power outage, unexpected events, or natural disasters
- Support business growth by using public cloud services to expand data access into new markets or territories
Organizations can also take advantage of subscription services for cloud data storage while maintaining full management of all data storage arrays in the cloud and on premises.
Increase Agility and Accelerate Evolution
With a single data storage solution, it’s much easier for organizations to transition to new ways of working and adopt new technologies because there’s only one system to migrate.
When different systems are used to store different types of data, workloads, and applications, each one of those systems must be individually migrated to evolve the organization’s operations. Issues and incompatibilities among the various storage capabilities and the protocol support each system provides inevitably arise, making data migrations complex, time-consuming, and costly.
Fear of these familiar data migration roadblocks can deter and delay organizations from pushing forward with critical business and digital transformation projects.
It’s All Possible With NetApp Unified Data Storage
Stoneworks works closely with customers to achieve their targeted business outcomes. We’re committed to providing our customers with cutting-edge solutions we know they can rely on to resolve business-critical challenges. That’s why we chose to partner with NetApp for unified data storage.
NetApp is a well-known data storage and management innovator that has earned admiration for its data infrastructure solutions since 1992. Over the years, the company has proven its ability to continuously anticipate the next waves of change and deliver the data management solutions businesses and governments need.
Today, the NetApp Unified Data Storage solution is the only data storage option on the market that provides all the capabilities described above. It supports structured and unstructured data as well as file, block, and object protocols using a single operating system. You can run data natively in Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Microsoft Azure clouds and on-premises using industry-leading flash storage in whatever combination is best for your operations and business goals.
Simplicity is embedded in every aspect of the NetApp solution, from guided installation and configuration tasks using wizards to a single-pane-of-glass view that makes it easy to monitor and manage your entire data infrastructure.
Our NetApp Expertise Benefits Your Organization
When you choose Stoneworks Technologies as your NetApp technology partner, you’re getting NetApp’s simplicity and technical sophistication combined with our deep industry experience and understanding of NetApp and other IT solutions. Our team has decades of experience delivering advanced IT solutions that enable commercial enterprises and government organizations to optimize operations. And our IT experts have the certifications and security clearances required to work in sensitive classified environments.
In many cases, you’ll be working with a Stoneworks Technologies staff member who was a NetApp customer in a previous role. This real-world understanding and insight enable our team to become a trusted advisor and extension of your teams. To help you avoid expensive professional services contracts, our NetApp experts assist you throughout the complete life cycle of your Unified Data Storage solution, from installation and configuration through data migration following best practices, day-to-day operations, and upgrades.
To explore the full benefits of NetApp’s Unified Data Storage solution and learn more about its unique benefits, visit the website. To talk to one of our NetApp experts and learn how we can help you simplify every aspect of data storage, contact us today.