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If all your infrastructure is in public clouds and you.re using automation tools effectively, then you may be able to. But you’d pay a hefty cost premium for this elasticity. And if you’re on premises, you’d have trouble accommodating the request. You might be able to rent short- way, you’ve responded to the Sometimes you need to recover term burst capacity, if your business vendor offers it. But more likely you’d have to scout around for a shipment of new hardware which could take weeks or months to arrive — especially if logistics are constrained due to global challenges. And that may also require an emergency procurement cycle with finance. Oh, you didn’t cover this project CapEx budget earlier this year?

here 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.