Businesses in Kuwait use converged infrastructure
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.