Serving heightened customer expectations at modern operating standards requires a multitude of applications and data. IT can no longer focus solely on mission-critical workloads that control core functions — it must also be cognizant of the performance and reliability of the businesscritical workloads present in any organization, regardless of industry.
In June 2015, Brocade commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate the trend of IP storage workloads progressing up to business- and mission-critical markets, where clients have heightened expectations for performance, consistency, and reliability. Forrester developed a hypothesis to test the assertion that, in the context of increased business and security requirements, firms benefit from shifting business- and mission-critical workloads away from shared networks and are increasingly relying on dedicated networks, including IP, to deliver on the
expectations of internal colleagues and external customers.
Read on to see the full findings.