Need for Fully Managed Services in Data Storage on the Rise

Delaware, USA – June 18, 2024 – Data storage’s status as one of the most critical components of a high-impact IT stack makes it both important to get right and one of the most problematic pieces to manage. With many companies devoting time and financial resources to ensure business-critical data remains available and protected, deploying a solution that offers fully managed services is becoming imperative, according to industry experts.

Storage as a Service (STaaS) is a fully managed service that provides access to a storage platform, allowing companies’ IT teams to focus on higher-value projects that help them grow their core business. Deploying storage with fully managed services goes beyond typical STaaS offerings by ensuring proactive, seamless operations across all stages of the system’s lifecycle – from choosing hardware to deploying software to monitoring production and planning for future upgrades.

Research by leading industry analyst firm Gartner Inc. indicates that STaaS can “deliver meaningful IT operating outcomes in productivity” by improving asset management inefficiencies, reducing administrative and support costs, minimizing cybersecurity issues while improving data governance, among others. These key takeaways show that implementing such fully managed services can help transform IT outcomes.

Some of the factors driving the rise in need for fully managed services in data storage include:

  • Fully managed storage solution – next-generation platforms are designed, tuned, monitored and proactively maintained 24/7/365.
  • Pay-as-you-grow model – aligns pricing of storage with the business demands for flexibility and operational expenses, shifting high CAPEX to affordable OPEX.
  • Dedicated expert storage team – organizations no longer need to build a team to run their data storage, freeing IT personnel to focus on core business.
  • Price/Performance optimization – storage systems can be tailored to the use case, exact storage requirements and design of the system itself to ensure that cost matches desired capacity, performance and feature requirements.

For companies managing their IT infrastructure, storage is one of the most problematic pieces,” said Boyan Ivanov, CEO of StorPool Storage. “Finding the right combination of reliability, agility, speed and cost-effectiveness to satisfy today’s modern IT needs and then having the personnel available to expertly manage it can be overwhelming. That’s why fully managed services in storage are such an increasingly attractive option. Organizations are turning to this new approach to IT infrastructure to provide the always-on operation their users and customers require.

StorPool Storage takes the uncertainty out of storage management with a fully managed Storage as a Service offering under bring-your-own-server terms. StorPool experts work with a company’s IT team to design a system specific to their needs. StorPool deploys the system, monitors the behavior, fine-tunes the performance and provides continuous maintenance including patches, updates, even helping with hardware refreshes or management platform integrations, freeing them to focus on operations to support the core business.

Those interested in learning more about the art and science behind fully managed services for data storage can start their deep dive at https://storpool.com/blog/the-art-and-science-behind-fully-managed-services-for-data-storage

About StorPool Storage
StorPool Storage is a next-generation data storage software platform, built for modern IT. The StorPool platform is a Storage as a Service (STaaS) offering, with a bring your own servers model. It combines software, plus a fully managed data storage service that transforms standard hardware into fast, highly available and scalable block-first storage systems. Learn more about StorPool Storage and how they accelerate the world by storing data more productively. 

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