In this blog series, we’ve talked about dark data and innovation, and issues and challenges for data readiness. No conversation would be complete without budgetary success of customers. This is where data readiness is so critical.
Let’s look at what we can do for our customers.
By having an Intelligent Data Services (IDS) platform, customers can eliminate data fragmentation and siloes. This provides a more efficient, singular solution for backup and recovery, disaster recovery, and understanding data and how to use it to reduce risk. Having a single solution that provides all of these benefits is the key to economically effective data management.
So how do you improve the economics of data management in your current environment? It goes beyond just consolidation. The pandemic has forced customers to look at cloud and multicloud faster than before and make accelerated decisions for deployment. Businesses have to leverage innovative technology faster and more efficiently. IDS lets you clean up your data environment before you make the shift. The cloud is no different than if you were moving houses—you remove clutter to reduce the amount of moving trucks you have to move and amount of stuff you have to store. For the cloud, this means removing data that’s no longer of value to the business. Moreover, because of how Commvault elegantly manages different resources, we enable customers to leverage cloud innovations as efficiently as possible.
This allows for the right storage at the right price point, without keeping compute and storage resources running active in the cloud 24/7, thus reducing cost for scale and short- and long- term management. Less time spent on migration means fewer services like consulting and less spending on those services. Ultimately, the key is being smart about what data you keep for more efficient operations.
The final piece is solution reduction, infrastructure simplification, improvement of benefits in cloud, and migrating a stack. Some workloads, such as CRM and operational solutions, also require protection, so you need to examine whether you want to manage backup and infrastructure on premises.
Fast is the future for the environments our customers run. With this fast future comes automation and letting go of managing infrastructure. Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) is the best way to achieve recovery SLAs and access integration that lives in SaaS environments. This removes one more economic barrier in complexity, trainings, and people, just like you’re moving environments to the cloud.
Bottom line: the power of Intelligent Data Services and BaaS delivery means less maintenance with the same experience and capabilities as on premises. Because Metallic is built on the same Commvault technology that hundreds of thousands of customers in the Commvault ecosystem know and love, it’s a seamless way to harness the economics of BaaS while economically executing effective data management.
So what does all this mean for the security threat landscape? Read the next installment to find out—and visit https://www.commvault.com/intelligent-data-services for more information.