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Retailers have been hit hard by the current crisis, writes Eran Brown, EMEA CTO at Infinidat. IT teams supporting struggling businesses now need to switch to maintaining critical infrastructures that support home-workers and enable online models to run efficiently. There is an increasing demand to store, access and protect, and to grow on demand based on the number of remote workers and shoppers. With compute being almost entirely virtualised (and therefore easily scalable) the bottleneck has moved to the data infrastructure, as data has more physical properties (capacity, read & write operations that need to move data around).

In the aftermath of COVID-19 financial uncertainty is, for most, among the top concerns of both IT and business leaders and the lasting impact is likely to affect decision-making processes and priorities for the coming years.

IT teams supporting struggling businesses now need to switch to maintaining critical infrastructures that support home-workers and enable online models to run efficiently. But, can agile data infrastructures save the retail sector, asks ERAN BROWN, EMEA CTO at Infinidat.

In the aftermath of COVID-19 financial uncertainty is, for most, among the top concerns of both IT and business leaders and the lasting impact is likely to affect decision-making processes and priorities for the coming years. As markets rebuild, and review processes going forward, IT leaders must be sure to now actively minimise risk when making IT investments, in order to ensure that the business can both adapt and evolve in rapidly changing market conditions, whilst also up against significant resource constraints. This is especially true for storage already paid for as storage is often harder to repurpose than compute resources.

In recent years, storage pricing models have undergone a significant shift. To give customers more choice, vendors have introduced cloud-like, pay-as-you-go models as alternatives to their tried-and-true, CapEx-focused upfront purchase plans. These new models give on-premises customers that seek a little extra flexibility another option if they’re not comfortable going all-in on public cloud.

JOHANNESBURG – IN recent years, storage pricing models have undergone a significant shift. To give customers more choice, vendors have introduced cloud-like, pay-as-you-go models as alternatives to their tried-and-true, CapEx-focused upfront purchase plans. These new models give on-premises customers that seek a little extra flexibility another option if they’re not comfortable going all-in on public cloud.