Block, File, Object & Cloud Storage
It’s clear that IT is rapidly moving to the cloud, to take advantage of the agility, scalability, and affordability that cloud provides. What hasn’t changed is the ongoing need for block, file, and object storage to serve various use cases and workloads that are not migrated to the cloud.
We work with you to understand your business, your data, and how it’s used. We then design a bespoke storage solution that really works for your business.
Parallel offers a Data Storage Assessment which is tailored to your requirements and can incorporate a review of your Block, File, Object and Cloud storage infrastructures. If required, storage capacity and performance sizing can also be added to the scope of the assessment for inclusion in an RFP document.Find Out More
Copy Data Management
Copy Data Management (CDM) eliminates the unnecessary duplication of production data. Data is often duplicated for the purposes of data protection, test and dev, and analytics, all of which have a significant impact on the amount of storage consumed. CDM solutions are designed to manage the creation, use, distribution, retention, and clean-up of all copies of production data.
CDM addresses the following IT challenges:
- Copy data consumes a significant portion of total storage capacity, and is growing exponentially in relation to the size of production data
- Demand for copies of production data is at an all-time high, driven by traditional IT functions as well as other business use cases such as analytics
- Maintaining multiple copies of data for data protection, test and dev, and analytics comes at a high cost, both from a data management and a financial perspective
Please get in touch to discuss Copy Data Management and how we can help.Find Out More
Data Lifecycle Management
Data Lifecycle Management is an area where many businesses unknowingly waste money. Often the approach is to store everything, in the same way, in the same place, forever. A more cost-effective and efficient approach involves understanding your data hierarchy. This involves separating the information you use regularly and need access to quickly from the information you don’t access as frequently.
Moving less frequently accessed data to a more cost effective tier of storage, such as cloud, frees up space on your high-performance primary storage, and enables you to be far more efficient without compromising service.
Parallel offers a Dark Data Assessment which is a non-invasive way to scan your unstructured file data, collect and analyse the results, and have published reports in as little as 24 hours, to help you understand where opportunities exist to reduce storage costs and risk.Find Out More
Data Storage Analytics
Storage is a critical component of any infrastructure so when storage performance becomes the bottleneck it affects application response time which in turn provides a poor user experience. Sometimes there isn’t a quick fix as it takes time to identify the route cause of the problem and potentially longer to purchase the hardware to resolve the issue.
This can all be avoided if the right monitoring and reporting is in place to flag up potential storage issues before they become a major problem. This gives IT the ability to be proactive instead of reacting to issues after they occur.
Please get in touch to find out how you can improve the visibility of your critical storage infrastructure.Find Out More