The 3-Stage journey to the all-flash cloud

CIOs and other leading IT decision makers are striving to deliver cloud economics and agility from their on-premises infrastructures. Using all-flash storage is a key step in building a modern cloud data center.

Enterprise IT leaders are facing critical decisions on how to best deploy data center and cloud resources to enable digital transformation. The advantages of cloud models are beyond compelling — they are fundamental to delivering the agility, cost efficiencies and simplified operations necessary for modern IT workloads and applications at scale. It is no surprise that IDC calls “cloud first” the new mantra for enterprise IT. In fact, it predicts that spending on cloud hardware, software and related services will exceed $500 billion by 2020, more than three times what it is today.
Yet, the path a company should take to a cloud-first strategy is not always easy to define. If you are an enterprise IT decision maker, you need a clear purpose behind each of your cloud initiatives, since one specialized model is unlikely to fit every need. As attractive as it may be to view the public cloud as a quick route to services-based IT, relying on it alone is not a viable option for most enterprises. Private, public and hybrid clouds, in conjunction with software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings, will deliver different benefits as part of a successful enterprise cloud strategy