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STaaS eliminates the complexity of data management and accelerates digitisation through data-first modernisation

In the modern era of digital transformation, data has become an organisations’ most valuable asset, key to growing revenue and accelerating innovation. This means that modern enterprises must ensure that their data is always on and readily available to power their applications.

It is therefore crucial for businesses to ensure that they eliminate storage complexity and speed digital transformation through data-first modernisation.

Neo Mabotja, Storage Business Development Manager at HPE South Africa, says that IT teams and business leaders are increasingly becoming aware of the need for organisations to be data-driven as this is the key to the success of their digital transformation strategies.

“Therefore, choosing the right Storage as a Service (STaaS) solution is key. STaaS eliminates storage complexity and helps companies accelerate digital transformation through data-first modernisation by bringing the self-service cloud operational model to on-premises workloads,” says Mabotja.

StaaS is a platform for companies to manage their storage capacity and workloads without the overhead costs of upfront capital for storage hardware and software or staff time. Organisations simply subscribe to storage services and access and use a vendor’s infrastructure on demand.

It offers a dynamic way to simplify IT operations with the ability to predict and fine-tune storage, all while keeping pace with data growth.

Agility boost

He notes that HPE GreenLake for Storage allows businesses to transform faster by boosting agility and simplifying operations with a cloud experience everywhere – from on-premises data centres to co-location facilities to distributed edge locations.

“HPE GreenLake provides an as a service consumption experience that lowers costs and accelerates time to value, while also unlocking agility and speeding up the pace of new apps, services and initiatives with self-service, SLA-based block storage,” says Mabotja.

Earlier this year, HPE made several storage announcements, including HPE GreenLake for Block Storage, which is industry’s first STaaS that offers self-service provisioning and a 100% data availability guarantee built-in for mission critical apps.

The company launched HPE GreenLake for Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI), which allows organisations to consume virtual machines and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and simplifies hybrid cloud protection and mobility.

Lastly, the company released the HPE Backup and Recovery Service, which is a backup service built specifically for hybrid cloud environments.

“Data-first modernisation is a must for the modern enterprise, yet data management complexity can hold customers back, leading them to lag behind on agility, innovation and risk mitigation,” says Mabotja.

Managed services

Jan Hitge, Head of Sales at iOCO Infrastructure Services, says that as a managed services partner of HPE, the company specialises in the end-to-end design, supply, deployment, and management of the modern IT ecosystem for its clients and their users – whether on-prem or in the cloud.

He explains that in an age where businesses can implement anything as a service, iOCO delivers everything as a service, with STaaS forming an integral part of the company’s managed services offering portfolio.

“We know that every business is struggling with how to secure its data, how to manage it, and how to get as much value from it as possible. But that’s not very easy when data is generated and lives everywhere from edge to cloud,” he says.

“HPE GreenLake for Block Storage is the ideal solution for customers who require a customised solution or in need of fully managed services. It eliminates storage complexity across the lifecycle with an Artificial Intelligence-driven cloud experience everywhere.”

“This frees up organisations to simplify their operations and move with greater speed, while also maintaining on-premises control of their data.”

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