3. Thinking manageability: According to the report, CSPs cite performance as their biggest pain point. This makes a lot of sense as, above all, they want to provide the best possible services to their customer base. However, poor application and VM manageability drastically hinder storage performance - not to mention the CSP's bottom line. CSPs don't need more boxes - they need greater automation and better troubleshooting visibility in order to scale profitably. This was the case for Green Cloud Technologies, which switched to Tintri's storage foundation and built a new technology platform that could take any type of workload for its growing and unpredictable SMB customer base.
IS VM-AWARE STORAGE THE SOLUTION?
With this in mind, CSPs should consider a VM-aware storage solution because it will make it easier to purchase and grow, while offering customers guaranteed high performance, transparent VM-level analytics and differentiated services.
CSPs require reliable, scalable and high-performance storage to power their cloud infrastructures and they need to offer differentiated services to stand out in a competitive marketplace. They also have to acquire the right enabling solutions with flexible terms that allow them to grow at their own pace.
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