THE STORAGE CONUNDRUM

Limitations, frustrations, and coping with future needs

500 IT decision makers were interviewed to understand their storage-related frustrations caused by data growth, architectural rigidity, and limited budgets.

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FRUSTRATIONS WITH
STORAGE CAPABILITY

IT decision makers list
increased costs as one of the
greatest frustrations their
organizations experience.


81%

of IT decision makers have been frustrated by their organization's storage solution.

Source: Vanson Bourne Ltd: Storage: limitations, frustrations, and coping with future needs, Red Hat Storage Research results, Sept. 2017

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THE CHALLENGES OF
MANAGING INFORMATION

Almost all IT decision makers
think their organization would
benefit by moving to an agile
or more agile storage solution.


81%

of organizations are being held
back from making the shift to a
more agile storage solution.

Source: Vanson Bourne Ltd: Storage: limitations, frustrations, and coping with future needs, Red Hat Storage Research results, Sept. 2017

FULFILLING STORAGE NEEDS
IN A DISRUPTED FUTURE

Around 9 in 10 agree that a weak storage solution will negatively impact the success of IT infrastructure modernization.


73%

agree their organization is
not always aware of storage
needs in advance.

Source: Vanson Bourne Ltd: Storage: limitations, frustrations, and coping with future needs, Red Hat Storage Research results, Sept. 2017

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SOFTWARE-DEFINED
STORAGE IS WITHOUT LIMITS

Red Hat® Storage provides an open, software-defined storage platform to support new workloads with flexible and highly scalable architectures.


95%

of IT decision makers believe a more agile storage solution could benefit their organization.

Source: Vanson Bourne Ltd: Storage: limitations, frustrations, and coping with future needs, Red Hat Storage Research results, Sept. 2017

GARTNER NAMES RED HAT A VISIONARY FOR STORAGE
In its recent Magic Quadrant for Distributed Files Systems and
Object Storage, Gartner places Red Hat Storage in the Visionary quadrant.

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Source: Gartner, "Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage", October 2018

THE STORAGE SOLUTION

The future storage landscape doesn’t have to be buried in frustration.
Open software-defined storage provides the ability to scale and adapt
to the fluid demands of explosive data growth.

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