The growing demands of business applications and IoT data mean companies must modernise their data infrastructure beyond mere patchwork. Not only is this essential to keep availability high, but costs down too.

It is common for companies with legacy data infrastructure to perform patchwork updates with more storage and more personnel to manage it all. However, this isn’t a sustainable model, creating complexity, expense and a risk of declining performance overtime.

Here are some of the ways you can modernise your data infrastructure and move away from the legacy infrastructure that’s holding you back.

Eliminate silos

Make recoverability and continuity part of infrastructure design.

It is common for legacy architecture to be fragmented into silos (silos are systems that cannot operate with any other system – they are ‘closed’).

This brings about a dangerously high risk of costly downtime and reduces overall system reliability. By moving away from silos and bringing core systems together, we improve the infrastructure overall and meet business continuity goals.

For example, HPE Pointnext Services ensure end-to-end data protection and can help you build data infrastructure that is tiered. This will help you create an integrated system that is engineered to deliver zero interruptions for your apps and systems.

Embrace automation

Reduce the chances of human error and free employees.

A good percentage of most company’s IT expenses are taken up by personnel managing storage. A software-defined data management and automation solution frees up resources, slashes operational costs and improves quality.

Embrace data analytics

Take routine decisions away from IT personnel.

In line with embracing automation, data analytics can identify redundant, obsolete, and trivial data and remove it from primary storage without the input of a human, again freeing up resources and improving storage capacity.

Adopt a composability framework

Reduce your IT’s operational complexity to boost capability.

Following our theme of making recoverability and continuity part of your infrastructure design, we recommend aiming for composability with your infrastructure.

Composability is a design principle that deals with the inter-relationships of components. It significantly reduces operational complexity for the IT department. It also enables efficient provisioning and management of resources and assists enterprises in lowering their operational costs while improving their service.

By bringing your computing, storage, and networks into a shared resource that can be accessed anytime, anywhere, you will significantly modernise your data infrastructure in one fell swoop. Speak with us to find out more.