High performance is vital during a time when workloads are constantly changing. Workloads need to be tightly bound: low latency, high bandwidth, and the application, storage and compute all in the same place. The cost of this can be very large, with some environments costing as much as $100m to set up on-premise, putting off many businesses.
With such large capital costs, IT teams are challenged with delivering very high utilisation rates, typically over 90%. With workloads often taking days to run, IT teams must schedule effectively, and keep line of business stakeholders happy – ensuring they wait the minimum time to get critical data, and avoiding frustration from potential delays.
Many enterprises are now using a mixture of on-premise and Cloud, managing what they can on premise, bursting into the Cloud when demand from the business exceeds in-house capacity.
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