How leading Indian CIOs across verticals are addressing their specific storage needs
With organizations experiencing exponential data growth, designing an effective storage strategy that meets current data storage needs and the expected rates of growth is top of mind for every CIO. Amrita Premrajan of InformationWeek spoke to five CIOs fr
With organizations experiencing exponential data growth, designing an effective storage strategy that meets current data storage needs and the expected rates of growth is top of mind for every CIO. Amrita Premrajan of InformationWeek spoke to five CIOs from leading Indian companies across sectors to understand industry-specific requirements of each vertical and storage infrastructure they have adopted to address these requirements. CIOs also discuss emerging storage technologies they are evaluating for the near future
Within any enterprise a strong storage strategy is very essential to support various business functions — be it enabling critical enterprise apps to deliver high performance and quick turnaround time by placing them on the SSD (Solid State Drive) tier or be it archiving the massive 5-6 months old critical enterprise data onto tape storage for compliance reasons. Also, with today’s businesses generating more data than ever before, designing and maintaining a robust storage architecture is emerging as a business imperative for organizations.
To gauge industry-specific storage requirements of various verticals and storage technologies that are being considered to address these requirements, InformationWeek spoke to eminent Indian CIOs from across verticals. Most of the CIOs today have already created a storage tier based on performance and cost of the storage devices. They are dedicating the high performance and high cost storage devices like SSDs and fiber channels to enterprise apps needing high speed of access, while low cost, low performance storage devices like tape storage are being utilized for archival purposes, where the stored data is not accessed frequently and hence doesn’t call for quick turnaround time. While some have already implemented storage virtualization, most CIOs are evaluating the technology and considering the implementation in the near future, considering the efficiency and cost benefits it offers.
Here is the first-person account of five CIOs from leading Indian companies.