THE STORAGE CONUNDRUM

Limitations, frustrations, and coping with future needs

500 IT decision makers associated with storage were interviewed to better understand the current storage landscape and issues caused by data growth, architectural rigidity, and limited budgets.

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FRUSTRATIONS WITH INADEQUATE STORAGE

IT decision makers list inadequate storage infrastructure as one of the greatest frustrations that their organizations experience.


76%

feel there is tension between what they are asked to achieve with storage and what their budget will permit.

Source: Vanson Bourne Ltd: Storage: limitations, frustrations, and coping with future needs, Red Hat Storage Research results, June 2016

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THE CHALLENGES OF
MANAGING INFORMATION

Around half of IT decision makers
say their current solution will
not fulfill their storage needs
in the future.


93%

of IT decisions makers experience frustrations with managing data
and information.

Source: Vanson Bourne Ltd: Storage: limitations, frustrations, and coping with future needs, Red Hat Storage Research results, June 2016

FULFILLING STORAGE NEEDS
IN A DISRUPTED FUTURE

As new storage and data
requirements surface,
organizations need solutions
that can quickly adapt.


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, June 2016

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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.


98%

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, June 2016

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

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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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