Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 57 - Page 88

FINAL WORD
Instead of jumping in headfirst and paying an arm and a leg , look for storage solutions that start at a reasonable cost and are highly scalable .
3 : AI-enabled storage helps control costs
The advent of AI-enabled storage is helping organisations keep costs down while managing their data more effectively . How ? AI-enabled storage applies intelligence and Machine Learning to help companies quickly figure out which pieces of data are critical to their business and which are less important and may not need to be stored . hand , they could be overpaying when they don ’ t need to if they purchase too much storage . Keep in mind that , as your business changes , the type of data you ’ re storing changes , as do the technologies in the market .
AI-enabled storage can also help companies decide which datasets can be offloaded to the cloud and which should be stored locally . Real-time intelligence and analytics performed by the storage system can determine the optimal placement for data and the best way to ensure data protection .
Florian Malecki , Executive VP Marketing , Arcserve
The option to purchase storage up front at a reasonable price and then scale it out cost-effectively over time is critical . Instead of jumping in headfirst and paying an arm and a leg , look for storage solutions that start at a reasonable cost and are highly scalable . These solutions should begin with terabytes of storage and scale out to petabytes . The right solution will allow you to add any number of drives and / or nodes in any granularity to meet your growing storage requirements .
Final takeaway
Organisations today must stay on top of the ever-increasing amount of data they generate . It ’ s not easy – or inexpensive – to do so , as data storage costs rise rapidly . But there are strategies organisations can embrace to control the cost of storing their data while managing it to their advantage . p
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