Today, data is driving business success. Downtime is a killer and even slow response time can be hazardous to business health. But how do organizations achieve the performance and speed that is required today amid growing complexity and rapid data growth?
Recently, Nihal Mirashi, a principal product marketing manager at Pure Storage, and Joe McKendrick, lead analyst for Unisphere Research and a contributing editor for Database Trends and Applications, discussed how organizations are revising their game plans for business agility and resilience and the role that the right storage solution can play. The conversation, recorded for a Pure Report podcast, was moderated by Rob Ludeman, director of solutions marketing at Pure Storage.
The wide-ranging conversation spanned the need for the requirements for high availability, the rise of open source databases, the role of cloud, the push for digital transformation, and the key capabilities that organizations need to look for in a technology partner in order to meet their data-driven goals.
Slow is the New Down
If time is money, slow is the new down, according to Mirashi and McKendrick. Years ago, said McKendrick, he toured a converted factory that had been made into a disaster recovery center outfitted with cots and supplies to sustain workers while they restored data from backup tapes to get their companies back up and running after a catastrophic data loss. Fast-forward to today, and data recovery must be…