|In the past, data centers and remote offices were managed through separate operational processes, procedures, and infrastructures. For performance reasons, organizations ran applications on servers and corresponding storage in branch environments close to end users. What’s more, the demands of custom and write-intensive applications, as well as the need to work with large data sets and the concern of user productivity in the face of WAN outages, have forced businesses to maintain IT resources at the edge.In fact, for a majority of organizations, more than 50 percent of corporate data sits outside the data center. This means that servers with data and storage, as well as backup, are all being managed outside the four walls of the secure data center. This not only leads to higher costs, but also puts critical data at risk.Server/Storage Consolidation solutions deliver a new architectural approach that enables the complete consolidation of edge servers and storage to the data center, while projecting applications and data to edge locations where they perform as if they were local.These solutions decouple storage from its server — over thousands of miles — and deliver the data to remote locations as if the storage were still local to the server. As a result, end users at edge locations get uncompromised performance, while IT management is able to manage, backup, provision, patch, and protect branch data on enterprise storage within the four walls of the data center.
The benefits of Storage/Server consolidation are being realized by a growing number of companies and seen as a key way to streamline many applications and the infrastructure expenses associated with managing IT infrastructure that meet the demands of information-rich business environments of today and scale easily for those same businesses tomorrow.
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