February 21, 2023
This was recorded at ElasticON Public Sector at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C.)
Federal technology leaders are pushed and pulled from many directions. On the one hand, they are expected to produce solutions that respond instantly; on the other hand, they have restricted budgets, unlimited amounts of unstructured data being transferred all the time, and concern about efficiency.
This is an interview with Zach Duncan from Pure Storage, he provides some solutions to these vexing problems.
Innovations from companies like Pure Storage can help you reduce costs for your data center. For example, they can provide 96% less rack space and reduce energy costs by 85%. That means you can use the resources you have more efficiently.
The proliferation of IoT, sensors and cameras can make ingesting unstructured data a nightmare. One way to manage that dilemma is with technology that is purpose-built for that endeavor. During the interview, Zach Duncan from Pure Storage outlines how technology like Flash Blade helps with unstructured data.
First, it says goodbye to traditional disk-based architecture. Flash memory is applied in a proprietary manner that allows for more speed and capacity. It is one thing to have improved speed, but that speed must be paired with systems that can manage unstructured data. Furthermore, when new features come available, you can take advantage of software updates.
What’s the bottom line? Every agency needs to abstract data before it is outdated. Examples are everywhere. For example, in February of 2023, there was a weather balloon floating across America. Tremendous amounts of structured and unstructured data were required to make projections about its activities and the results of it hitting the ground. A decision had to be made promptly.
That event was unpredicted, but that is the definition of preparedness. Your agency is challenged with being able to react to an unprecedented situation with a data strategy that will provide leaders with accurate, data-based decisions. A correct data management strategy will help agencies reach that goal.
If you enjoyed this article, you may want to listen to Ep. 44 Federal Cloud Transition: A Data Center Shortage?
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