Contributed by Carlos Nieves, Director of Marketing, DataCore Software
Ready for some real March Madness talk? Then you need to attend this webinar. I’ll get to the reasons why in a second. But first, let’s recap two major events that happened last week (in case you missed them).
First, the 2017 Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament kicked off and guess what? A few giant powerhouses were knocked off early in the tournament and new unexpected heroes emerged. That’s how the “circle of life” works.
But more importantly, the second event is what triggered major headlines in the storage industry. Lenovo, a worldwide powerhouse in computing, unveiled a new software-defined storage (SDS) solution that builds on the concept that ‘Servers are the new Storage.’ It’s yet another proof point for this increasingly popular movement.
This upcoming webinar is all about Introducing the Lenovo Storage DX8200D Powered by DataCore appliance. But wait, I know what you’re thinking, how is this appliance different from what’s already out there? Why should I even consider spending a few minutes of my time listening to your webinar?
I’ll give you a few reasons to begin with, and the rest will be covered during the webinar – for now, here are four reasons why:
1. Turnkey appliance simplicity brings the benefits of SDS within reach.
Software-defined storage has been widely adopted because of the flexibility and “future proofing” it offers. The ability to manage different brands and generations of storage equipment under a single interface, automatically tiering and moving data among them, is obviously attractive. But some busy IT professionals don’t always want to deal with the complexity of properly implementing SDS. The Lenovo DX8200D to the rescue! This turnkey, fully integrated and supported solution available from Lenovo dramatically reduces the complexity, costs and hassles often associated with traditional SDS solutions, bringing the benefits within reach for more data centers.
2. Application response and performance matters to you and your end users
Performance is king, especially for databases. The DX8200D delivers predictable world-class performance for business-critical applications and cloud deployments through its multi-core optimizing parallel I/O software that achieved the world’s record for storage performance in terms of response times and best price-performance.
3. Downtime costs a lot of money and makes your life miserable
Let’s face it, no one wants to deal with downtime. The DX8200D delivers on the promise of business continuity and zero downtime through its zero-touch failover and recovery functionality for enterprise-class high availability. This means your data is always available, including across a stretch cluster up to 100 km apart.
4. Storage is expensive and you don’t want to pay more than you have to
It really comes down to storage economics. The DX8200 offers outstanding workload density, designed to lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) per virtual machine. You don’t have to settle for less. This validated, turnkey solution provides easy scalability and single pane management at a fraction of the cost of legacy systems—without trade-offs in availability, reliability or functionality.
There are plenty more reasons, but if you got this far, hopefully I convinced you to register for this webinar and take a look at the DX8200D.
So, what do the 2017 NCAA Basketball Tournament and the Lenovo Storage DX8200D Powered by DataCore appliance have in common? Well, they both kicked off with a big bang, and we believe a new hero has emerged.