Since we love technology here at Infinio, a lot of our blog posts are about technical aspects of the product and architecture. However, there are some clear benefits to businesses who adopt storage acceleration solutions like Infinio that are not about the nitty-gritty of content-based caching (like this article is).
1. Delay an outlay of capital by keeping your storage system longer
How much could you save by keeping your storage for an additional year? When it's performance driving the purchase of new storage, Infinio lets you continue using your existing array while getting the performance your applications need. Another bonus? You can also avoid the operational costs associated with data migration, and with training your staff on new tools, scripts, reports, and procedures.
2. Buy time while emerging solutions mature
Are you trying to choose the right emerging storage solution, but concerned about all the uncertainty? If you are considering one of the new crop of storage solutions, we're still a few years away from the industry shaking out into the long-terms vendors and the ones who are just a flash in the pan (pun intended). Storage acceleration can enable you to delay a purchasing decision while these solutions mature.
3. Speed virtualization adoption
What if you could support more applications on the virtual environment you own today. One of the greatest threats to virtualization of Tier 1 applications is insufficient infrastructure. With storage acceleration able to offload significant amounts of I/O from storage systems, your infrastructure can support more applications.
4. Speed VDI adoption
How about Improving the VDI user experience? If you've deployed VDI, I'm sure you've discovered that storage can be the most expensive - and most undersized - part of the project. Then poor user experience stemming from undersized storage can be the root of poor VDI adoption rates. Improve your users’ VDI experience by providing the storage performance necessary to support the interactive nature of their I/O.
5. Support business expansion plans
Struggling to keep up with the pace of your business? When a business unit informs IT that there’s a sudden need for a new application or ability to support a new segment of the market, the request usually comes without any additional budget or resources. Storage acceleration can enable you to get more performance from your existing infrastructure, and deliver the results the business units need.
As Benjamin Franklin once wrote, an IOP saved is an IOP earned.