Legacy infrastructure: Are your critical workloads at risk?

August 8, 2018

Knowing where your critical applications and workloads are stored is essential to any business. And hosting them, whether exclusively, partly or predominantly on older systems in particular can be high-risk, as well as both time consuming and costly to maintain.

It’s a problem we’re seeing many companies facing. So, don’t worry, you’re not alone. You are however, in luck. There are ways of overcoming the legacy obstacle, even if your critical applications and workloads are located within an aging infrastructure system.

So, how do you tackle this?

Manage in-house

The obvious and most common choice is managing your infrastructure on-prem. Although cheaper than upgrading, this method still proves relatively expensive as it requires extensive succession and contingency planning, as well as hiring experts for training purposes. Depending on how many staff members you train, this period of upskilling eats into their calendars considerably, ultimately losing your business time as well as money, which begs the question, could they be using their (and your) time more effectively?

Upgrade your system

Your next possible course of action is simple. Upgrade your system(s). Although expensive, you’ll be able to reap the rewards of newer technologies. When considering your system update, it’s always important to know you’re working with someone you can trust. Whether you need to upgrade some or all of your system, our vendor agnostic approach means we’re not tied down to any one particular kind of system – we can mix and match to best fit your business’ needs.

However, we understand not every business has the budget needed for a complete system refresh. That’s why we offer an adaptable, 24/7 active support service tailored to your business needs – no matter how big or small your operation is.

Outsourced – our offering

The final option is to outsource the running of your infrastructure to a specialist company. With over 30 years’ experience in storage, over the decades we’ve become accustomed to many different types of system. And we’ve devised our very own active support offerings to help our customers maximise their efficiency, profitability and growth. And, most importantly, we manage your infrastructure so you don’t have to.

Why not get in touch with one of our specialists to find out how our active support offerings for NetApp and Oracle could benefit your business?



Get In Touch

Contact Q Associates today if you have any questions or would like to discuss your IT requirements in more detail. Tel: 01635 248181 Email: Info@qassociates.co.uk

Henry Crosby

Business Development Executive

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