Data: where we get it; where it resides; and how we access it is in a state of constant flux. To help IT managers easily transition from one data model to another, Datrium, has released its Datrium Forward software. This software subscription program is designed to liberate customers from the industry status quo of overpriced hardware and the burden of complete infrastructure overhauls. With Datrium Forward, Datrium software licenses have total portability across hardware types and deployment environments—whether on premises or in the cloud. This total software portability frees enterprises to take ongoing advantage of Datrium’s commodity hardware pricing and control over the composition of their storage or hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) deployments.
“Datrium Forward is an industry-changing flexible software subscription model that transforms the way enterprises think about their data center infrastructure. We designed it to liberate IT teams from traditional hardware pricing models. Gone are the days when you had to wait for a refresh cycle to take advantage of technology advancements to meet changing workload requirements,” says Tim Page, CEO at Datrium.
By making it easy and not cost-prohibitive for data center managers to make the best choices at any given moment throughout the subscription period about where to keep data to both achieve peak performance of applications and minimize costs, Datrium Forward strips away the barriers to keeping data infrastructure up to date while eliminating vendor lock-in concerns.
“The Datrium Forward program is made possible because the actual value of Datrium’s solution is in its software, and the hardware has truly been commoditized,” adds Tony Asaro, senior analyst and founder at the INI Group. “The modern IT organization not only requires innovative technologies and products but by leveraging a flexible, adaptable, value-based licensing model, the investments IT makes in infrastructure are congruent with the speed and dynamic nature of business today. This is a groundbreaking approach that is greatly needed.”