File and Object Storage

Building a better and more flexible data silo should NOT be the goal of storage or considered good!

By David Wohlford posted Wed October 07, 2020 12:56 PM

I just read an article how a major vendor was creating a more flexible way to send data to the cloud ... sounded interesting... but wait!  
Are data silos good?

After reading about this so called new capability, I realized all it was saying is this vendor found a way to create more flexible silos of data to more public clouds that could not be externally accessed.  Choosing where to place a silo of data is really distracting from what IT should be focused on.  This is NOT creating value for data or building a better information architecture and helping the organization create hybrid cloud applications.   This is data sprawl madness.  Moving data to cloud can be a good thing to help lower costs or tuck data away that is rarely used in an external data source.   It does NOT create more value for an organizations data.  IBM Storage can certainly lower costs by using multiple public cloud options to storage data and  also can transparently archive to IBM Tape and use the lowest cost media to store low cost data.  But lower cost does not add value.

IBM Storage is more about ADDING VALUE to data and creating an AI information architecture for the next generation of applications and hybrid cloud platforms.  Contact your local IBM representative or learn more about our story, its really cool and exciting!  Learn how IBM Storage for Data and AI is helping customers modernize for the future.  Read more on "Its a Containerized World" in the storage community to see how IBM Storage is modernizing Red Hat OpenShift storage for the hybrid cloud.  This is a whole new world and silos of data will not work.  IBM Storage has a simple message: Secure access anywhere, enterprise data services everywhere, and hybrid cloud anyone.  A single YB scale solution from edge to core data center to the private or public cloud - Only IBM Storage!

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