Busi­nesses in Kuwait use con­verged in­fra­struc­ture

Kuwait Times - - TECHNOLOGY -

Ac­cord­ing to a re­cent re­gional study by Dell EMC that in­cluded Kuwait, 98 per­cent of re­spon­dents cur­rently lever­age con­ver­gence to en­sure dig­i­tal readi­ness. In ad­di­tion, 60 per­cent of re­spon­dents show a highly pos­i­tive sen­ti­ment to­wards the adop­tion of these ad­vanced sys­tems and state strong un­der­stand­ing of the ben­e­fits of­fered by con­verged and hyper con­verged in­fra­struc­ture. These find­ings re­sult from a sur­vey con­ducted by IDG Con­nect, com­mis­sioned by Dell EMC, of 50 IT dat­a­cen­ter and stor­age de­ci­sion mak­ers, across the re­gion.

As or­ga­ni­za­tions ag­gres­sively adopt new tech­nolo­gies and ap­proaches to ac­cel­er­ate their dig­i­tal ma­tu­rity, this study out­lines the rapid growth of con­verged and hyper con­verged in­fra­struc­ture as means to stream­line IT trans­for­ma­tion. In re­sponse to achiev­ing IT agility, which is cen­tral to meet­ing the de­mands of dig­i­tal business, 70 per­cent of re­spon­dents feel that con­verged and hyper con­verged in­fra­struc­ture sup­ports their over­all IT trans­for­ma­tion strat­egy.

In view of this, nearly two-thirds of there­spon­dentsstate con­ver­gence to be an im­por­tant, longterm as­pect of their over­all IT ap­proach. On the same note, with 74 per­cent and 80 per­cent of re­spon­dents likely to in­vest in con­verged and hyper con­verged in­fra­struc­ture re­spec­tively this year, makes it ev­i­dent that there is height­ened de­mand for con­ver­gence amongst re­gional busi­nesses. How­ever, most re­spon­dents sur­veyed also cite con­cerns over adop­tion of con­verged and hyper con­verged in­fra­struc­ture:

66 per­cent of re­spon­dents state data pro­tec­tion and pri­vacy to be their great­est con­cern.

56 per­cent of re­spon­dents feel in­vest­ment cost for con­ver­gence act as a ma­jor bar­rier.

In or­der to ad­dress these con­cerns, it is cru­cial for ven­dors to em­power cus­tomers with col­lab­o­ra­tive tech­nolo­gies that help meet their de­mands as 68 per­cent of re­spon­dents ex­pect ven­dors to im­prove ser­vice level avail­abil­ity terms. In this sce­nario, it is clear that con­verged and hyper con­verged in­fra­struc­ture rep­re­sent the most prom­i­nent trends in dat­a­cen­ter tech­nol­ogy, with or­ga­ni­za­tions em­brac­ing adop­tion of con­verged and hyper con­verged plat­forms and so­lu­tions to en­able de­liv­ery of faster business out­comes.

With a 45 per­cent mar­ket share among IT providers and of­fer­ing the most com­pre­hen­sive and in­dus­trylead­ing con­verged and hyper con­verged in­fra­struc­ture port­fo­lio, Dell EMC aims to help or­ga­ni­za­tions sim­plify all as­pects of IT by seam­lessly in­te­grat­ing com­pute, net­work, stor­age, and vir­tu­al­iza­tion tech­nolo­gies into one sys­tem to drive per­for­mance, ef­fi­ciency and cost sav­ings.

Habib Ma­hakian, Vice Pres­i­dent, Gulf at Dell EMC said, “With Mid­dle East stand­ing at the fore­front of dig­i­tal rev­o­lu­tion, or­ga­ni­za­tions in the re­gion need to in­vest in a strong ICT back­bone, which is es­sen­tial to re­al­ize their dig­i­tal vi­sion. To this end, con­verged and hyper con­verged in­fra­struc­ture is viewed as a key en­abler of dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion. Con­verged and hyper con­verged in­fra­struc­ture tech­nol­ogy is specif­i­cally de­signed to drive dig­i­tal ini­tia­tives by op­ti­miz­ing and sim­pli­fy­ing IT en­vi­ron­ments and op­er­a­tions. In line with this, at Dell EMC, we help our cus­tomers en­sure their business moves to the next phase of in­no­va­tion and keeps pace with to­day’s on-de­mand mar­ket with our in­dus­try-lead­ing and the most com­pre­hen­sive con­verged in­fra­struc­ture port­fo­lio”.

Said Akar, Vice Pres­i­dent, EMEA Con­verged Plat­forms and So­lu­tions Divi­sion (CPSD), Dell EMC said, “In this dy­namic dig­i­tal econ­omy, a strong IT back­bone is key not only to en­sure business sus­tain­abil­ity but dig­i­tal readi­ness as well. How­ever, this par­a­digm shift dic­tates that or­ga­ni­za­tions adopt tech­nol­ogy that in­creases business agility and re­spon­sive­ness to de­liver faster out­comes and al­low IT teams to en­able in­no­va­tion.”

“Con­verged and hyper con­verged in­fra­struc­ture plat­forms and so­lu­tions pro­vide a clear path to achieve these trans­for­ma­tion goals. Hence, Dell EMC with its broad­rang­ing and best-in-class con­verged in­fra­struc­ture port­fo­lio aims to en­able or­ga­ni­za­tions to help keep IT teams fo­cused on in­no­va­tion, de­liver max­i­mum per­for­mance, lower costs and stream­line business op­er­a­tions to keep pace with to­day’s on­de­mand business en­vi­ron­ment,” he added.

Said Akar

Habib Ma­hakian

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