Enterprises today face new and ever-growing challenges as unprecedented change drives the critical need for agility and resilience. This change is not only forcing organizations to re-think their whole business strategy; it’s fast-tracking digital transformation and the adoption of more agile, secure, and intelligent infrastructures.
IDC recently predicted that in 2022, enterprises focused on digital resilience will adapt to disruption 50% faster than those fixated on restoring existing business/IT resilience practices. So, for any forward-thinking enterprise, building resilience is essential to enabling competitive advantage, which is only achievable with real-time, data-driven insight.
By 2023, 60% of organizations will have started to implement DataOps programs to reduce the number of data and analytics errors by 80%, increasing trust in analytic outcomes and the efficiency of Gen D workers. Additionally, 50% of organizations will adopt a “data supermarket” strategy to unify data storage, access, and governance capabilities to deliver a consistent data experience and maximize data value.2
We’ve explored how boundaryless data storage and autonomous operation in digital transformation are now the driving force behind the data-centric approach enterprises need to take.
Preparing for exponential data growth
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated data growth globally, leading to a rapid increase in data consumption and fuelling the continued evolution of the Global DataSphere that’s dominating the 21st-century enterprise. According to IDC:
Monetize and modernize: Data storage ecosystem
Enterprises have an opportunity to harness the power of data; it is now crucial to their success. But an old solution can’t be integrated into a single server room – data isn’t something that can easily be packed in a box. That’s where the data storage ecosystem plays a significant role.
To harness the true potential, the underlying storage should:
Many businesses are on the path to digital transformation to enable agility and flexibility while reducing complexity and time to market. Cloud is increasingly becoming the preferred route for embarking on this journey, but CIOs need the ability to select the cloud that meets specific workload requirements related to data storage performance and services.
Wipro’s autonomous storage operation powered by Pure Storage accelerates digital transformation with a multi-cloud infrastructure that supports enterprise objectives. It’s creating transformational impact with the ability to offer full-scale autonomy, enhanced SLAs, and efficiency:
Wipro and Pure Storage®: Driving business outcomes
According to IDC, by 2022, strategic partnerships will be formed between 40% of market-leading IT and OT vendors to deliver a holistic solution. For customers, this is set to reduce integration and deployment costs by 20%6.
Wipro and Pure are already achieving this strategic partnership to offer compelling, cost-effective, managed environments. Wipro brings leading knowledge and experience in driving outcome-based transformation, from consulting to end-to-end strategy execution with a technology infrastructure engineered as a service in a hybrid cloud ecosystem. Pure brings the simplicity, flexibility, and efficiency to maximize results for enterprise and cloud-native web-scale applications on-premises and in the public cloud.
Together, Wipro and Pure give organizations the capability to transform digitally and drive outcomes: improving time to market, achieving the “first time right” approach, improving flexibility and agility, and driving cost optimization. The joint solution provides:
Autonomous storage operation simplified with Service Theatre
Wipro’s Service Theatre is a fully programmable platform that extracts complex technologies and delivers outcome-driven automation assets, which are discoverable and used as managed API. Service Theatre radically simplifies and centralizes automation asset creation with its theatre concept and balances it with an efficient consumption and reuse model that provides new services aligned to changing business demands. This element ensures it performs Day 2 tasks (lifecycle management).
Code Orange: Evergreen storage and Wipro - Pure as-a-Service™
The service is built on Pure’s flexible consumption models, combined with added solutions to minimize or eliminate the financial impact of change.
In this model, customers only pay for the storage they need when they need it, whether on-premises or in the cloud. So as business needs change, budgets can be flexed up, down, or out - with no upfront investments, over-provisioning, and complicated leasing requirements.
The simple, agile, and Evergreen platform enables any organization to turn data into intelligence and advantage. Everything’s included in the price, so there’s no additional capital for refresh in future years. It’s the smartest way for enterprise customers to combine the best of a traditional on-premises storage solution with a subscription to continuous innovation.
Conclusion: Deliver data-driven transformation
By 2023, 60% of leaders in G2000 organizations will have shifted their management orientation from processes to outcomes, establishing more agile, innovative, and empathetic operating models. With its comprehensive data management capabilities, Wipro’s unique proposition, powered by Pure Storage, enables enterprises to leverage an outcome-driven cloud-native architecture and deliver the following use cases:
Pure Cloud Block Store™ combined with FlashArray™ allows workloads to be replicated and extended across multiple on-premises, hosted, and AWS or Microsoft Azure public clouds, providing a true hybrid cloud experience. The service is managed centrally with Pure1® and Service Theatre, which offers the flexibility to move data seamlessly. It enables applications to be built and run quickly and easily from anywhere, driving innovation and reducing time to market. Pure as-a-Service complements the service further by offering a single data storage subscription. The 100% OPEX model also means customers only pay for the storage they use.
High availability and resilience
ActiveCluster™ delivers a proven 6x9s of availability on a single array, so in addition to being extremely reliable, it’s also fully integrated with no additional license costs. The Pure-hosted Pure1 is the first-ever Software as a Service replication mediator, enabling disaster recovery without the need for a third data center.
Portworx®, the #1 Kubernetes data storage platform, guarantees that data and next-generation microservices-based applications are secure and available 24/7, without disruption. Enterprises can run any cloud-native data service in any cloud, using any Kubernetes platform for built-in data protection and hybrid-cloud mobility.
The combined strength gives customers a simplified, cost-effective, and efficient unified system where data can be managed from anywhere.
Practice Head Wipro
leads the storage and backup domain within Wipro as Practice Head. He was instrumental in industrializing cloud-based vertical-specific solution models for highly regulated environments, focusing on compliances required in multi-hybrid cloud deployments. Imran is a key influencer, addressing challenges and de-risking roadblocks in the client transformation journey, which has led him to introduce Zero Friction Transformation Services for industries to tide over the challenges of implementing a frictionless experience from idea to operations. He has successfully addressed data security, privacy, and localization concerns alongside the overall cyber-defence strategies of enterprises.
As a thought leader within the cloud and data center industry, he has presented in various CXO-level forums and events.