And What YOU Can Do To Manage Them!
IT directors at growing, distributed enterprises face a number of unique challenges, particularly when it comes to storage. Nasuni has worked with hundreds of customers to alleviate the pain that today’s enterprise IT departments face in trying to manage storage remotely.
We drew upon the insights and experiences of IT directors at enterprises that range from five to fifty locations and often cross multiple continents. In every case, IT has to ensure that all remote locations have the file access, capacity, performance, and protection to allow them to function effectively as part of the larger enterprise. Often, this functionality has to be established and managed remotely, with little or no local IT presence. A number of headaches can arise as a result.
In working with these organizations, we identified the top ten headaches caused by remote office storage and what IT can do to manage them. They can be grouped into two main categories:
Storage and Infrastructure Management
1. Managing Storage from Afar
2. The Cost and Complexity of Traditional Storage
3. Unpredictable Storage Growth
4. Personnel Limitations
5. IT Silos
Critical Data Access
7. Global File Access
8. Gold Copies vs. Old Copies
9. Performance for End Users
10. Underground File Sharing