Today’s enterprise customers are demanding a more personalized, higher quality experience in every interaction, anytime, anywhere. They also will not think twice to switch vendors if real-time access to applications and responses that anticipate their needs are not met.
Also, the amount of data accumulated by enterprise organizations is vast and constantly growing bringing the new requirements of higher performance, overcoming latency, and saving costs while acquiring future-proof storage expandability.
Therefore, by entering the “zettabyte-age” today, the challenge for modern data centers has become twofold. There are three challenges that are important:
With the growth of data, storage and data access has become more demanding, requiring higher data capacity, long distance transmission and fast response time, while providing high reliability and data backup.
When it comes to storage, a couple of milliseconds of latency has always mattered, but in contemporary storage environments, even microsecond latency can negatively influence mission-critical applications.
It’s rather difficult for enterprises to expand IT services while maintaining low infrastructure and service costs. Increasing pressure of evolving IT environments in both technology and application delivery make it essential to choose storage infrastructure maximizing the potential and ROI.
In order to meet these challenges, while also to alleviate congestion and maximize storage performance as well, data centers should be prepared to migrate their infrastructure, especially their SAN storage from 16Gbps connectivity standard to 32Gbps Fibre Channel (FC) storage network. With better and faster storage interconnection, data centers will be able to overcome heavy workload, minimize latency and maximizing ROI. The 32Gbps FC SAN storage interconnection meets the main challenges induced by exponential data growth.
Compared to 16Gb FC connectivity standard, 32Gb Fibre Channel offers the following benefits:
- Significantly higher performance to satisfy evolving business demands
- Simplified management to reduce efforts of IT administrators
- Easy integration with the existing storage system
- Future-proof: expandable up to 128Gb FC data environment for facilitating network growth
- Power saving: more throughput per Watt of power consumed
Along with the sub-millisecond latency of flash storage, the 32Gbps FC storage interconnection empowered the data center's capability and performance with steroid. This technology enables enterprises to uncover insights from mixed mass data far more rapidly and make better decisions by leveraging the power of analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Mission critical virtualized storage environments, larger databases or media and entertainment are typical applications of this technology. For example, this kind of capability allows finance companies to gain millisecond advantages over their competitors. Healthcare providers can enhance care with AI-enabled innovations and share huge imaging files between remote sites in real time for faster, better diagnoses. And organizations across all verticals can collect and analyze data from across the business to improve decision making and deliver better customer experiences.