The world changed dramatically in 2020, thanks for the Covid-19 pandemic. Digital transformation strategies are being fast-tracked and businesses are being forced to update their infrastructure to accommodate a mobile workforce. But none of this is easy.
Cloud is a key component of this change, with companies having to choose appropriate platforms (public, private, hybrid), coupled with intelligent, self-managing storage.
They also require a cloud platform that’s agile and flexible, to heighten innovation and competitiveness without incurring massive cost.
Furthermore, businesses have to maintain their IT infrastructure, particularly in data centres, which play a central role in cloud and digital transformation strategies, and which require on-site support.
The hard lockdown and social distancing rules had a huge ripple effect on this type of support, highlighting the need for modern infrastructure that does not require as much on-site support and physical intervention.
In this podcast, Chris Bamber, MD at SYSDBA, and Stephan Steyn, solutions architect at HPE South Africa, address these issues and provide advice for businesses that are grappling with 2020’s big IT challenges.
In short, they explain why a hybrid cloud environment that offers a pay-as-you-use model with intelligent storage features can address the current challenges that businesses face.
Listen to the interview
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