Banking engagement is about to come full circle. Over the past few decades, banks have pushed customers to digital and self-service channels, with significant consequences. As customers take their transactions from the branches to the digital channels, banking has become less and less personal. Will this trend continue? To predict the future let’s first review how we got here.
Hybrid cloud adoption is accelerating within the financial services industry. Just recently IBM led a financial services focus group meeting with 20 banks and insurance companies. All of them indicated that they will be accelerating adoption of cloud technology over the next 12 to 18 months.
IBM Services helps its customers effectively plan, manage and migrate their applications to a hybrid multicloud environment.
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Digital transformation is a business enabler, one that also translates to an increase in the demand for greater storage capacity and performance. This increasing demand requires IT organizations to re-examine their data storage strategy as the growth in capacity doesn’t align with a shrinking IT budget. To support the growth of the business and remain competitive in a global digital market, CIOs are asked more than ever to “do more with less,” while improving performance and availability at the same time.
Infinidat provides the difference you seek in a data storage solution for media and entertainment organizations. New demands have everyone in the industry feeling the impact of high latency storage and its impact on efficiently delivering speed to market on new and dense workload management. The Infinidat unified storage architecture enables the scale, performance and best overall TCO required to deliver an extreme competitive advantage to media and entertainment companies.
Big Data and analytics workloads represent a new frontier for organizations. Data is being collected from sources that did not exist 10 years ago. Mobile phone data, machine-generated data, and website interaction data are all being collected and analyzed. In addition, as IT budgets are already under pressure, Big Data footprints are getting larger and posing a huge storage challenge. This paper provides information on the issues that Big Data applications pose for storage systems and how choosing the correct storage infrastructure can streamline and consolidate Big Data and analytics applications without breaking the bank.
Continuous data availability is a key business continuity requirement for storage systems. It ensures protection against downtime in case of serious incidents or disasters and enables recovery to an operational state within a reasonably short period. To ensure continuous availability, storage solutions need to meet resiliency, recovery, and contingency requirements outlined by the organization.
Even after decades of industry and technology advancements, there still is no universal, integrated storage solution that can reduce risk, enable profitability, eliminate complexity and seamlessly integrate into the way businesses operate and manage data at scale? To reach these goals, there are capabilities that are required to achieve the optimum results at the lowest cost. These capabilities include availability, reliability, performance, density, manageability and application ecosystem integration? This paper outlines a better way to think about storing data at scale—solving these problems not only today, but well into the future?
Infinidat® enterprise storage solutions are based upon the unique and patented Infinidat storage architecture—A fully abstracted set of Software-Defined Storage (SDS) functions integrated with the best-of-breed off-the-shelf commodity hardware. Infinidat’s software-focused architecture, an evolution and revolution in data management design over 30 years in the making, solves the conflicting requirements of bigger, faster, and less expensive. This paper discusses the technology that enables Infinidat to be the only enterprise storage provider that achieves multi-petabyte capacity with faster than all-flash performance (over 1.3M IOPS at microsecond latency) and an unprecedented seven-nines availability, all at the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
Infrastructure efficiency and effectiveness directly support profit and growth as competition increases in the cloud and managed service provider (xSP) market. Savvy service providers understand that storage choices have a profound impact on not only their profit and growth, but also on their customer experience and retention. They also know that storage challenges in all those areas increase exponentially with scale. Infinidat storage platforms allow service providers to build and scale differentiated, profitable solutions without worrying about storage. Infinidat technology enables unprecedented efficiency, performance, and resiliency, while flexible business models make it easy for service providers to operationalize those platform advantages—including unique co-branding and promotional opportunities as part of the Powered by Infinidat program. Cloud providers worldwide trust their businesses to Infinidat storage. This paper explores a path for service providers to unlock greater sc
Virtualization is the standard in enterprise IT environments for consolidating servers, enhancing businstrators that reduces their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and helps speed the application development process. However, as improvements have been made with server technology, storage technoless continuity, and improving business agility. VMware provides an architecture for server adminiogy has become the bottleneck. Legacy storage solutions can’t keep pace with thousands of virtual machines demanding maximum IOPS along with high bandwidth at the lowest latency. Infinidat’s InfiniBox removes the storage bottleneck for VMware environments. The InfiniBox enterprise storage array delivers faster-than-all-flash performance, high availability, and capacity density at petabyte scale. This Infinidat white paper is written for VMware and storage administrators to introduce them to the integration capabilities of the InfiniBox for VMware.
Infinidat has developed a storage platform that provides unique simplicity, efficiency, reliability, and extensibility that enhances the business value of large-scale OpenStack environments. The InfiniBox® platform is a pre-integrated solution that scales to multiple petabytes of effective capacity in a single 42U rack. The platform’s innovative combination of DRAM, flash, and capacity-optimized disk, delivers tuning-free, high performance for consolidated mixed workloads, including object/Swift, file/Manila, and block/Cinder. These factors combine to cut direct and indirect costs associated with large-scale OpenStack infrastructures, even versus “build-it-yourself” solutions. InfiniBox delivers seven nines (99.99999%) of availability without resorting to expensive replicas or slow erasure codes for data protection. Operations teams appreciate our delivery model designed to easily drop into workflows at all levels of the stack, including native Cinder integration, Ansible automation pl
Databases represent the backbone of most organizations. And Oracle databases in particular have become the mainstream data repository for most mission-critical environments. Some of the largest companies and organizations in the world rely on Oracle databases to store their most important data. The biggest challenge organizations face relative to an Oracle database is to maintain these databases at optimum performance and reliability without breaking the bank. This paper discusses the storage capabilities customers should consider when choosing storage to support an Oracle database environment.
Data continues to grow at an astounding pace? As a result, data center space is becoming more scarce, as more arrays are acquired to store all of this data. Along with this data taking up space, it is also utilizing a great deal of power and cooling. In fact, the average data center in the U.S. uses approximately 34,000 kW of electricity each year, costing $180,000 in annual energy costs. As Infinidat set out to revolutionize the storage industry, one of our goals was to help consumers of storage build a more sustainable infrastructure that would be not only better for the environment, but also help them to save money as well. All of our patents come together to form InfiniBox, a storage solution that does just this.
2017 and 2018 were not easy years to be a CIO or CISO, and 2019 isn’t showing any signs of being easier. With so many career-ending-level data breaches in 2017 (e.g., Equifax, Uber, Yahoo, to name a few) and with the stronger regulatory requirements worldwide, CIOs/CISOs have a corporate responsibility to rethink their approach to data security. Regulatory compliance aside, companies have a responsibility to their customers and shareholders to protect data, and minimize its exposure not only to external attackers but also to employees. The most common method of data breach in 2017 was a phishing email sent to a company’s internal employees (See 2017 Data Breach Investigation Report), This makes employees unwillingly complicit in the data breach. Over 80% of successful cyberattacks have a critical human element that enabled them. The average employee who opens the innocent-looking attachment or link, is unintentionally jeopardizing a company’s data. While there is no 100% protection, th
Data is the DNA of modern healthcare. As healthcare technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, and patient data management and security evolve, emerging approaches for disease treatment and prevention—like precision medicine and healthcare content management—are becoming more necessary. Precision medicine is about moving from generic to more precise, population-focused diagnostics and treatment by factoring in data from patients’ genes, environment, lifestyle factors and family history, into clinical decision-making for earlier, more accurate diagnoses, and more effective treatment and prevention. Data is at the heart of enabling doctors and scientists to execute on this mission. Additionally, rapidly changing regulations throughout the world are affecting the management of all healthcare data. Infinidat removes data management barriers from this level of data interaction by removing isolated islands of storage and allowing much more data to reside on a single, high-performance, h
Il 2017 non è stato un anno facile per essere un CIO / CISO e il 2018 non sembra mostrare alcun segno di miglioramento in tal senso. Con così tante violazioni di dati in grado di rovinare un’intera carriera nel solo 2017 (Equifax, Uber, Yahoo per citare solo alcuni casi) e con requisiti normativi più rigorosi in tutto il mondo, i CIO / CISO hanno la responsabilità societaria di rivedere il loro approccio alla sicurezza dei dati.
La rivoluzione digitale, l'instabilità economica, i cambiamenti politici e la carenza di competenze professionali sono tutti stati fattori, negli ultimi 24 mesi, del fallimento di aziende o, quantomeno, di perdite di redditività e profitti.
Le soluzioni enterprise di INFINIDAT® sono basate su un’architettura di storage unica e brevettata INFINIDAT – Un insieme completo di funzioni di software-de?ned storage (SDS) integrate con il migliore hardware commerciale presente sul mercato. Attraverso l’integrazione del software con una piattaforma hardware di riferimento ampiamente testata, INFINIDAT fornisce la prima vera soluzione SDS di classe enterprise.
Fondato nel 1998, IFOM, Istituto FIRC di Oncologia Molecolare è un centro di ricerca dedicato allo studio della formazione e dello sviluppo di tumori a livello molecolare. Nello specifico, il laboratorio di Francesco Ferrari si concentra sull’identificazione e sullo studio di elementi regolatori non codificanti nel genoma e sul modo in cui vengono coinvolti nella regolazione dei processi biologici fisiologici e patologici. Il gruppo utilizza i dati della genomica funzionale (trascrizione, indicatori epigenetici, organizzazione tridimensionale) e altre informazioni genomiche (come il re-sequencing dei pazienti) con metodi di massive sequencing.
Digital disruption, economic instability, political upheavals and skills shortages have all at some point in the past 24 months been blamed for business failure, or at the very least, lost profitability and earnings.
It’s perhaps not a huge surprise that a Gartner CEO survey on business priorities revealed that digital business is a top priority for next year. Survey respondents were asked whether they have a management initiative or transformation program to make their business more digital. The majority (62 percent) said they did. Of those organisations, 54 percent said that their digital business objective is transformational while 46 percent said the objective of the initiative is optimisation.*
So, for businesses it’s a case of learning to evolve and be agile, to use technology to help compete more efficiently and not fall victim to inertia. As businesses become increasingly dependent on the insights from data analytics and face-up to competition fuelled by the 24/7 society of in
Dal momento che i dati non sono più soltanto un business enabler ma sono sempre più la base per un maggior vantaggio competitivo delle aziende, la disponibilità Always On dei dati è diventata un requisito cruciale di ogni organizzazione IT. Con molte diffi coltà, negli anni le aziende hanno lottato nel progettare infrastrutture dati che potessero soddisfare il requisito dell’Always On pagando un costo e una complessità elevate. Affi nché una soluzione sia realmente Always On deve garantire un Recovery Point Objective pari a zero (RPO=0) e un Recovery Time Objective pari a zero (RTO=0). Si tratta di due requisiti necessari per una soluzione Always On ma assolutamente non suffi cienti.
La trasformazione digitale è un acceleratore di business che, fra le altre cose, sta portando ad un aumento della domanda per ottenere prestazioni migliori e una maggiore capacità di archiviazione. Tale domanda fa sì che le aziende debbano riesaminare la loro strategia di storage, poiché l’aumento della capacità storage non coincide con i sempre minori budget a disposizione del settore IT. Per poter sostenere lo sviluppo della propria attività commerciale e rimanere competitivi all’interno di un mercato digitale globale, ai CIO viene chiesto sempre più spesso di “fare di più con meno risorse” e, al contempo, di migliorare prestazioni e disponibilità.
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