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Using Data Analysis to Accelerate Digital Transformation



Untitled design (5).jpgA shift in technology has created what some are calling the fourth industrial revolution, characterized by a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital, and biological worlds, impacting all disciplines, economies and industries. Artificial intelligence, big data, and the Internet of Things are among the innovations that are changing the world. These digital disruptions are creating a vast amount of data. In fact, Gartner reports there are 8.4 billion connected things in IoT, up 31 percent from 2016, with an expected 20.4 billion by 2020.

For businesses, keeping up with these digital disruptors is key to meeting business goals, and a new style of IT is needed to handle rising amounts of data. In order to thrive, Forbes says businesses must actively work to expand their thinking away from legacy IT to new innovations. Transformation by embracing disruptors will help businesses accelerate development and unlock value in their data.


           Source: CA Technologies

To maintain and improve customer satisfaction, increase their return on investment (ROI), and make smart decisions in real time, businesses must do better at utilizing big data insights. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is delivering the flexible, agile solutions to accomplish just that.


The first step to improved data insight is better storage. Flash storage gives businesses faster access to data, faster processing for applications, and reduced energy consumption. HPE’s flash storage solutions give SMBs enterprise-level storage without the cost and complexity of deployment. HPE Modular Smart Array (MSA), the industry’s leading entry fiber channel SAN array for the last 8 years, uses hybrid flash and a new 5th generation controller architecture, in a fast, lower cost solution. MSA 2052 is built specifically for SMBs with its combination of simplicity, flexibility, and advanced data service and protection features that are easy to install, use, and maintain.

For businesses seeking a more advanced storage system, Nimble Storage all-flash arrays provide a simple, scalable, cloud-ready platform. Nimble Storage, an HPE company, provides app-centric data services with 20 percent more usable capacity than any other all-flash array.


Nimble Storage also helps businesses radically improve and simplify operations through InfoSight Predictive Analytics, a tool which can help by leveraging flash storage and the power of predictive analytics to deliver fast and reliable access to data. SMBs who implement this tool stand to gain the following:

  • Predict and prevent problems. 54 percent of apparent storage problems occur somewhere between storage and the application. Even though Nimble is a storage solution, InfoSight analyzes millions of sensors across thousands of businesses every second. Using these insights, InfoSight predicts and prevents 86 percent of problems across the IT environment.
  • Global visibility and learning. InfoSight provides deep health and performance insights spanning infrastructure from storage to VMs. It analyzes data from the past to predict future needs.
  • Better application performance. Business apps, often essential to business performance, need to be more responsive to demands. InfoSight helps by observing, analyzing, and interpreting app behavior to provide IT departments with improved performance and over 99.9999% availability.

Businesses who utilize InfoSight Predictive Analytics will gain insights, non-stop availability, and absolute performance that will give them an upper hand in the digital revolution.

Ace Relocation Systems, for example, implemented InfoSight because the initial cost was low and performance was high. Ultimately, they found Nimble to be beneficial in their business in terms of performance, reliability, and technical support.

To learn more about how HPE and InfoSight can help accelerate digital transformation for your SMB, follow us on Twitter at @HPE_SMB.

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VP/GM for HPE ProLiant Rack and Tower Servers and SMB Solutions. Previously VP/GM for HPE Server Software and Enterprise Solutions. Prior to HPE, Tim founded and partnered in technology management to provide strategic and operational expertise to both established and emerging companies. Seventeen years at Dell with scope of responsibility broad and inclusive for managing the company’s single largest P/L of the core product portfolio. Established successful start-up businesses in new product segments. Worked in Asia to consolidate and scale global development and operations while engaging new business partners to create a forward-thinking organization responsible for the long-term horizon in business investments, technology planning and solution development.