Organisations will also need to look for simple and effective ways to extend their enterprise Data Lake to embrace the cloud. With the volume of data ingest increasing, customers want to cost optimise and automatically manage data growth. Some data must be kept indefinitely; data that accumulates in a data lake while not directly adding value is frozen.
While looking to leverage the public cloud to lower costs, many enterprises have questions about how best to integrate their data centre with the cloud and free up frozen data that is not directly contributing to business value. If the business value changes, this data must still be visible and instantly accessible.
This is why businesses must ensure their Data Lakes strategy includes an automated storage tiering approach that enables them to easily extend their enterprise Data Lake to the cloud by integrating storage with cloud services. With the cloud integrated, businesses can optimiee storage resources in their data centre and easily leverage the cloud as a new 'frozen data' storage tier and thereby further reduce costs while gaining cloud-scale storage capacity with data that is still visible and accessible should business value change or analytics enable monetization.
In summary, to win big in the New Year, dive into a Data Lake that extends from edge-to-core-to-cloud. With that you will possess the ability to extend the edge of the data lake globally, optimize the operations of the core data centre, and embrace connectivity to the cloud. All of this will allow your business to power a global workforce that can act fast, smart and globally - resulting in a better run business that is well positioned to compete in the new digital universe.
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