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Storage has become a complicated animal within the IT stack, and according to a recent Vanson Bourne survey commissioned by #RedHat, there’s growing evidence that ignoring the critical role storage plays across physical, virtual, container and both public and private cloud environments is a recipe for disaster. According to a @RedHat blog written by Daniel Gilfix, product marketing for Red Hat storage, “today’s solutions require the agility to access data from anywhere, anytime, on any device, the flexibility to store data on-premises or in the cloud, and advanced data protection that provides integrity and high availability at very large scale.” The key message is that traditional storage strategies are no longer sufficient. Red Hat is one of many vendors touting the benefits of software-defined storage, particularly as it pertains to addressing the rapidly growing volumes of data enterprises are forced to manage. Gilfix noted that inadequate storage infrastructure is now fourth on the list of top pain points for IT decision-makers. Of the 500 IT decision-makers surveyed for the “Storage: Limitations, Frustrations, and Coping with Future Needs” report, 94 per cent indicated they’re frustrated with their existing storage infrastructure. To make matters worse, 70 per cent said they don’t believe their current storage solutions are capable of handling next-generation workloads.

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