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2016 Data Storage Trends: DevOps, Flash and Hybrid Cloud

  • 2016 Data Storage Trends: DevOps, Flash and Hybrid Cloud-

    DevOps and Converged Infrastructure

    DevOps will drive growth in converged infrastructure.

    In addition to simplicity and speed, converged is one of the fastest growing segments in enterprise infrastructure as it solves the number one issue most organizations have: a shortage of IT skills.

    Enter DevOps, which promises communication, collaboration, integration and automation to create efficiencies within the enterprise. In 2016, organizations will see an increase in investments on converged infrastructure as DevOps emerges as a key use case driving growth.

    While DevOps requires more time for application programming, it automates and optimizes many processes like hardware configuration. It also promises reduced time to deployment for new applications. This transition of workflows can help IT teams refocus their staff to take on tasks that help achieve and further business goals.

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2016 Data Storage Trends: DevOps, Flash and Hybrid Cloud

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    DevOps and Converged Infrastructure

    DevOps will drive growth in converged infrastructure.

    In addition to simplicity and speed, converged is one of the fastest growing segments in enterprise infrastructure as it solves the number one issue most organizations have: a shortage of IT skills.

    Enter DevOps, which promises communication, collaboration, integration and automation to create efficiencies within the enterprise. In 2016, organizations will see an increase in investments on converged infrastructure as DevOps emerges as a key use case driving growth.

    While DevOps requires more time for application programming, it automates and optimizes many processes like hardware configuration. It also promises reduced time to deployment for new applications. This transition of workflows can help IT teams refocus their staff to take on tasks that help achieve and further business goals.

The storage landscape will continue to shift in 2016 as it enters its most exciting transformation yet. The rise of converged infrastructure, flash and hybrid cloud is disrupting what has mostly been a static industry, long thought to be past its inflection point for innovation.  

However, the data revolution and increasing reliance on cloud technologies are changing the way enterprises view and utilize storage. For instance, compute, network and storage are moving beyond traditional IT silos to a converged infrastructure, with DevOps emerging as a key catalyst. Meanwhile, enterprises are finding new use cases for flash, as price cuts have made the technology a viable option for workloads beyond cache and tier technologies.

In tandem, these disruptive forces will significantly impact the responsibilities of storage admins, who must adopt new and relevant skills or risk losing their roles.

In this slideshow, Lee Caswell, VP Product, Solutions & Services Marketing at NetApp, details the exciting changes to come for a dynamic storage market and how it will shape up in 2016.