Tom Horan


When technology is meant to make life easier, why is it that IT often makes tasks more complicated? Of course, these tech issues generally creep up on us at the most inopportune times, and specifically when you need your storage to perform at optimal levels in order to access critical business information quickly. Is data storage becoming a common challenge for your company?

Data storage without disruption is essential to a productive business to accurately store important company files. Data is critical because it enables you to better serve your customers. If collected, mined, and analyzed correctly, data also provide insights to predict future habits and industry trends. Not only does data include basic customer information, but it can also contain detailed expense reports, accounts payable information, and budgeting records.

Now, think about your data storage. Is it as efficient as it could be to keep up with your business? You accumulate more data every day, and with it, higher storage costs and additional complications around locating essential files. Many companies, for example, utilize on-premise digital storage solutions. Compared to public or private cloud storage, in-house storage can be expensive to purchase and house in a data center, and can also be subject to irreparable damage if a disaster were to occur. If you were to lose your data, it could be catastrophic for your company and its reputation.

Even if you have begun your transition to cloud storage, there is a financial cost of poor management: “Gartner estimates that organizations lacking any coherent plan for cloud cost management may be overspending by as much as 70% or more.” Don’t be a statistic; you should be able to predictably measure your costs while maintaining your internal and external SLAs.

With so many options relative to your storage, coupled with the growing amount of data, storage can become a headache – where do you turn to solve your problems? Below you will find reasons why third-party IBM Power Systems storage solutions can benefit your enterprise data management.

1. Business Transformation

The cloud is the new basis for adhering to today’s modern and agile business world. Most companies today rely on their IT environment; the degree to which companies have developed and adhered to a digital transformation strategy has ultimately led to success or unfortunate demise. The cloud has become a valuable tool for competing with other companies within any industry. The choice to implement or move away from cloud technology is compared to Digital Darwinism in that companies can become extinct when failing to innovate. Here at Meridian, we can help you evolve and embrace the cloud where it makes sense. Meridian’s managed cloud solutions will allow you to gain clarity of your complex enterprise cloud ecosystems.

2. Availability

Although it may seem that availability should be the same for both in-house and cloud-based storage solutions, that is not the case. Your in-house data center may not be as accessible as you think. In a cloud-based storage solution, you can access your data from anywhere. With your in-house solution, performance locally could be functioning smoothly, but your remote offices and teams could have a completely different experience with slow and unstable connections. Remotely-hosted storage is a key component in business continuity throughout the geographic span of your enterprise. Meridian will continually monitor your environment to ensure high-availability for all members of your team.

3. Cybersecurity

When you store mission-critical data, security threats are of high importance. Although remotely-based storage is out of your physical control, the future safety of your data is in the cloud. The cloud can utilize predictive analytics and eliminate attacks with security layers and redundancies of data centers. With this enhanced level of security, you can sleep soundly at night knowing your data is protected. Meridian will keep your data safe, secure, and accessible to your team.

4. Scalability

Cloud service providers and third-party solution management teams can alleviate the pain of continually needing to reevaluate how much space you need to store your ever-growing data set. Additionally, you can improve your IT infrastructure without completely rebuilding your ecosystem. Meridian’s managed cloud is a faster, more rational approach to repeatedly adding hardware to increase storage capacity. Increasing storage capacity can be as simple as contacting us; we can increase the capacity to fit your unique needs.

5. Disaster Recovery

A recent study from Gartner, Inc., found that 90 percent of companies that experience data loss, go out of business within two years. Without high-performing storage, there is no way to take of customers. With Meridian’s enterprise cloud backup solutions you can safeguard your business even before a disaster happens. Meridian’s managed cloud solutions can make sure that should your business experience a disaster, your company and client data are secure and available.

The pressure to keep up with the pace of innovation and your competition does not have to be frustrating. Cloud storage is a beneficial enterprise cloud backup plan for data recovery, but it also is a technology you can use to protect your business. In case of an incident, you can be up and running in no time without fending through the painstaking complexities of managing your cloud platform. Meridian will handle monitoring, upgrades, and help you troubleshoot any issues you may face. With Meridian’s managed service solutions, our IBM iSeries support and cloud storage experts can deal with your complex IT ecosystem while you focus on your business. Avoid the complexities surrounding cloud storage and call Meridian at +1 (888) 684-3644 or send an email to