Infographic – The Impact of COVID-19 on Data Centers

There has been a lot of research on the impact on COVID-19 but not much has focused on Data Center operations. StorONE’s landmark survey “How Has COVID-19 Impacted Your Data Center?” provides detailed insight as to how IT professionals are dealing with the “new normal” caused by COVID-19.

Survey Takeaways

Access to Data Centers is Severely Limited – The data center impact of work from home is that IT professionals are also working from home. While they can remotely administrate their data centers, sometimes physical access is needed to resolve hardware issues. Our survey shows that hardware failures force an alarming number of IT professionals to go to their data centers. Our vRAID and multi-level HA capabilities enable organizations to run for months with failed hardware without putting data at risk or suffering from a loss of performance.

Data Protection is Brittle – All IT Professionals realize that work from home and lights-out data centers require better data protection. Hardware failures may go on longer than expected, and uses are more fuel vulnerable to ransomware traps. According to our survey, most data centers don’t have the ability to change and improve their data protection quickly. The StorONE data protection suite enables organizations to meet evolving data protection challenges with just a few clicks.

Budgets Cuts! – Almost 80% of those surveyed indicated they were facing a budget cut of some time, yet nearly 67% reported they needed to continue to meet demands for increased capacity and performance. StorONE’s TRUprice enables customers to configure and price their systems upfront without endless negotiations.

Gal Naor, StorONE’s CEO‘s latest white paper, “10 Recommendations for Storage Managers to Prepare for Future Pandemics,” provides details on how to revise your storage infrastructure for the new normal. You can get the paper as well as our webinar about the survey results here.

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George Crump

George has over 25 years of experience in the storage industry, holding executive sales and engineer positions. Before joining StorONE, he was the founder and lead analyst at Storage Switzerland.

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