In business, protection is the necessity none can live without. Whether it arises from the cost of insurance, physically resistant security or an alert and surveillance system, making sure protection has been engaged is a requirement of doing business.

Data is no different, and yet organisations still to this day struggle to comprehend the importance, foregoing the future-thinking approach and allowing organisational values to languish as the world supersedes and moves on.

Unsurprisingly, modern business is driven by the idea of “transformation” and the ongoing cloud connected need for digital protection, yet few truly understand the requirements spelled out by this concept.

Without the embrace of transformation, however, businesses could lose big, making it more integral than ever to understand why a shift to the cloud is more than mere buzzword, and why it’s necessary to know private from public, from fast to flash.

Cloud Cover

With cloud fundamental to transformation, breaking down how a business is covered is intrinsic to the the explanation and subsequent selection of the right technology.

We’ve all heard the “cloud” term passed back and forth, and many of us have probably taken part in the dialogue, but it is more than just jargon about a digitally connected ether housing your data stores.

Rather, the cloud as we know it is about the “where”, and how customers and employees can access this location moving forward.

Covering your security is integral too, and that falls under the question of whether this sits locally or elsewhere, and the type of hardware employed. Not every cloud solution is the same, and some will be faster than others, making it critical to nail the right technology from day one.

A flash bang transformation

For many, speed is the intended goal of transformation, enabling a more location agnostic approach to the delivery of data.

Everyone’s needs are different, but the technological requirements that make up a high speed cloud can be financially restrictive, and businesses intending to make the best use of the performance networks leveraged by public clouds will have to work through financial costs in order to make their transformation dream a reality.

However, speed need not be a prohibitively costly affair.

In fact, businesses employing fast flash-based storage located on-premises in a private cloud configuration, maintain security over data and its location, while also reducing overall long-term service costs.

With IBM’s flash technology at the heart of a server, storage speeds are increased while data security is strengthened, all without the increased costs associated with connecting and working within a public cloud network. The operation of a lightning fast private cloud in essence makes the private more like that of the public, resulting in a higher ROI with improved security in the long term.

Soaring high

A lightning fast private flash server liaising with the right public cloud provides a world where both employee and customer can connect with the data from any environment, and security can be achieved across the board, providing high-performance connectivity.

While the end may appear to be in sight, this transformation is only the beginning, with more capabilities arising as the world of hyper-fast data opens up to reveal more: more speed, more performance, more options, more possibilities.

With lightning fast transformation, the world of perpetual prospects is pried open, and the prize is growth, returns, and a future waiting for you to explore.

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