By David Marshall
In today’s digital economy, data is only as valuable as it is accessible. Data is a mission-critical factor to the success of any organization, and historically, accessing data has been accomplished through data movement. By moving data to an application or user, it becomes accessible. However, the unfortunate reality is that moving data using traditional methods is rife with high-risk pitfalls for your business.
Despite the urgency of insights and action, many applications require real-time analytics, asset condition monitoring, or backups. As a result, taking data from the point of creation to the point of consumption is a slow and tedious process—especially at scale and over the WAN, and worse—it’s costly. Even the less time-sensitive workflows, for example, moving data from on-premises to the cloud or relocating a data center, can be a slow, arduous process.
Moreover, data movement methods are often unreliable—particularly if data size and type vary. Making matters worse is that transmission delays can be unpredictable, especially across massive geographical distances—at which point the value of the data can be lost. These delays are so significant that some organizations will instead physically ship material—a costly process fraught with even more complications.
Adding to the problem of traditional data movement are decreased productivity, extended collaboration times, increased operational costs, and a lack of control over data flight—resulting in the risk of sensitive data or IP falling into the wrong hands. These risks highlight why traditional data movement approaches are insufficient for optimal business performance—and present an opportunity for organizations to seek out more innovative approaches to data access management.
Although inconceivable decades ago, today’s distributed data can travel thousands of miles swiftly and securely. That’s because modern solutions enable any application to send data reliably and securely at lightning speed from one location to another—from edge to cloud, data center to data center, cloud region to cloud region, and beyond. And best of all, this is now done without touching your data—meaning no compression or de-duplication is required.
Modern, innovative approaches to data movement enable organizations to make the most of available bandwidth—so you can utilize more than 90 percent of the pipe by re-engineering multiple aspects of the process, transforming a WAN into a Global LAN using HPC protocols for quicker data flow, applying performance-tuned flow control techniques to maximize other flow over any IP network, and using encryption and segmenting shipments of data to increase its protection.
No matter where your data is stored or where it’s going, your organization can get data where it needs to go faster while simultaneously improving the app and workforce performance. And what’s more—faster access to data results in quicker time to insight and action, shortened project timelines, and savings on costly migrations.
Does slow data movement plague you? Now is the time to take back control of your data strategy. And we’d love to help. With Vcinity, you can move your data faster and more securely than ever. Contact us today to learn how our revolutionary data movement solutions can enhance your existing processes, cut operational costs, and improve overall performance.
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