Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 21 - Page 52

FEATURE: CLOUD MANAGEMENT ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Enterprise IT leaders are facing critical decisions on how to build a data-centric IT infrastructure that will allow them to harness the value of their data. Christian Putz, Director, Emerging Markets, EMEA, at Pure Storage, explains why an underlying all-flash cloud strategy will be a crucial component of such an endeavour. T he cloud should be considered in any modern storage strategy, and while the advantages of cloud models – simple, on- demand, elastic, and a driver for innovation – are beyond compelling, the path a company should take to a cloud-first strategy is not always easy to define. Private, public or multi-cloud, in conjunction with software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings, will deliver different benefits as part of a successful enterprise cloud strategy. In addition, I believe that as data centre and application ar 6FV7GW&W26vRfW FRWBFV6FRFRgWGW&R2FFФ6VG&2&6FV7GW&RD4FR66WB2FBF'&~( 0&6FV7GW&Rv&R6VG&VB&VB'&Fǒ6&VB6WBbFF6W'f6W2v6V&RFFF&Rg&VVǒ6&VB'G&FFBWrvV"66RƖ6F2VFW'&6RBVFW'2&Rf6r7&F6FV662rF'VBD4FBvrFVF&W72FRfVRbFV FFBFV"VFW&ǖr6VB7G&FVwv&R7'V66VBF7V66W72vR66FW&rFRfW&&6FV7GW&PBgWGW&RbW"6VBFW&R2RW7FWFB6VB&R'Bb7G&FVw7FF&F6Rf67F&vRvFW@f67F&vRvFWBfW&R@66&Rf6&6FV7GW&RFR6VBf0'BFRW&f&6R67BVff6V6W26Ɩ6GvƗGB66&ƗGRVV@6B&R6WfVBvFWBf67F&vR2FR6&W'7FRbW"FFЦ6VG&2&6FV7GW&R6rFRvWBFW&Rg&W&SFRf'7@FrF&V6v6R2FBfrFFRЦf66VB2BR7FW( &WfW'FpWBB7F'BfW"v( VFVfW"&FW"B2&6W72FBvFR6RfW FRF&VRF7F7B7FvW3WGFrW"f'7BƖ6F2f67F&vPWfW'&v6F27V6f2Ɩ6F0Bv&G27V62FF&6W07W'FrƖRG&67F&6W76p6WF2f"R6W&6RvW&RFPW&f&6R6VvW2b7rF67F&vR&R6Fff7VBFfW&6RF@RW7BFW&6RFRVFW&ǖr7F&vPrFRW&WFFPf66V@S DTĔtTD4wwrFVƖvVF66