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Making Storage Work For You: Improving Business Results with STaaS

Scott Sinclair - ESG, Trevor Williams and Glen Lomond - Hitachi Vantara

October 13, 2022 | 10.00 AM UTC

What You’ll Hear.

There is no hiding from the fact that for many organisations, their IT operations simply can’t keep pace with digital business demands. The sheer speed at which many businesses are required to move in order to remain competitive has put relentless pressure on IT ops. With ESG finding that 59% of businesses “identify data as their business” - and with this being predicted to rise to 81% in 2 years - the pressure is only going to increase. Coupled with the need for IT operations to accelerate is the skill shortages companies are facing, and the challenges they have in finding and retaining scarce talent - particularly in storage administration. With business and IT leaders facing such storage hurdles, it’s no wonder that ESG research found that 25% of IT decision makers asked are looking to transition to ‘as-a-Service’ consumption-based models. In this fireside discussion, ESG Practice Director Scott Sinclair is joined by Trevor Williams, Global Sales Director: Cloud & Managed Service Providers at Hitachi Vantara, and Glen Lomond, Global Partner Solutioneer at Hitachi Vantara, to explore the role Storage-as-a-Service plays in IT and business acceleration, and how the partner community can help organisations realise STaaS’s benefits. Join them to hear: ● The demands driving businesses to move to STasS to help them keep pace with the digital economy ● The benefits STaaS leads to, including freeing up personnel for other tasks, faster deployment of new infrastructure capabilities and moving costs into future quarters ● How the IT partner community plays an essential role in helping its clients achieve these benefits ● And more