The current environment is exceptionally challenging for businesses from an Information Technology (IT) perspective. Some of the issues organisations must contend with include lack of time, the need for talent with critical skills, and budgets that are always tight and must be optimised. There is also risk, including risk inherent in the design, integration, and deployment of new solutions, as well as universal risks such as cyberthreats and compliance requirements. Alongside this is the added complexity of environments with multiple architectures and technology stacks with siloed applications. The storage layer lies at the heart of addressing many of these challenges. With an intelligent solution, organisations can exploit infrastructure intelligence, ensure service level delivery, improve IT efficiency, and focus on business aspects and not worry about how the technology operates.