Playing a pivotal part in your Customers Digital Transformation

Playing a pivotal part in your Customers Digital Transformation

December 2018
Latest News

Playing a pivotal part in your Customers Digital Transformation

Playing a pivotal part in your Customers Digital Transformation

December 2018
Latest News

Playing a pivotal part in your Customers Digital Transformation

December 2018
Latest News

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Customer Digital Transformation

The way customers approach their digital transformation can be a nervous, exciting, challenging and rewarding time for many Organisations.

The journey that each organisation takes in their quest for digital transformation fascinates me. Whilst there are always unique characteristics and reasons why organisations undertake this transformation, there are challenges that repeat themselves time and time again.

Some of these challenges can include but aren’t limited to:

  • Improving speed and responsiveness,
  • Replacing aging unreliable components,
  • Reducing the cost of power and cooling,
  • Being able to support emerging enterprise applications for data analytics, such as Deep Learning and AI.
  • Cloud Integration


Having worked in the industry for many years, I am especially fascinated by how organisations tackle the task of transforming and modernizing their storage infrastructure. Modernizing and transforming the storage infrastructure alone can be a huge task. The new storage infrastructure has to provide the performance for numerous workloads, it has to have the correct amount of effective capacity and, it has to have expandability. To get this right is difficult at best, and the decisions made can affect businesses long term.

So what if you could have some way of guaranteeing the performance, some way of guaranteeing the efficiency of the effective capacity with room for growth, and guaranteeing that you can expand the storage array without any disruption.

Well you can!

With the NetApp Efficiency Guarantee:

  • Utilising NetApp All Flash systems such as All Flash FAS (AFF), Solidfire and Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI), organisations can get all flash speeds with guaranteed storage efficiencies
  • NetApp All Flash system deliver optimal efficiency using state-of-the-art data reduction technologies such as deduplication, compression and compaction.
  • Utilising NetApp state-of-the-art data reduction technologies allows the efficiency guarantee to reduce the cost of effective capacity while greatly improving storage efficiency.
  • Organisations will benefit from a guaranteed data reduction of up to 7:1, based on their workloads.
  • Plus, every NetApp All Flash system can be easily expanded and grown without any disruption, and all have rich data management capabilities.

What I really like about this guarantee is that it is backed by NetApp themselves and any shortfall does not have to be rectified by partners. With the Efficiency Guarantee NetApp will cover any shortfall with incremental nodes for both Solidfire and HCI or, additional SSD drives for AFF storage arrays.

So NetApp All Flash systems coupled with the Efficiency Guarantee will allow organisations to easily modernise and transform their storage infrastructure.

This is a great opportunity to play a pivotal role in helping you customers with their Digital Transformation. If you want to know more, please reach out to your Business Development Manager or, to me Alun.griffiths@arrow.com in person. We'd be more than happy to help.