What persona are you - managing storage through handheld devices

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Thursday, August 2, 2018
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There has been a tremendous rise in the computing power of handheld devices over the last 5 years or so. What used to be extremely limited device that was best used for making and receiving calls and text messages (anybody remember the pager), are today more powerful than computers that helped in taking Apollo 11 to the moon. Combine this with the network infrastructure (Read 4G, 5G, 6G and what not coming our way) that gives us the ability to send and receive data from/to anywhere, today handheld devices particularly mobile phones can play and are playing a huge role in changing the way we manage Storage and infrastructure vis.a.vis managing them traditionally. This paper explores the extent to which different users with varying responsibilities, would like to control (buttons and knobs readily available at their disposal) their infrastructure from the confines of their handheld devices instead of logging in to the respective management softwares using the traditional access methods. Three persona’s (Admin, IT Generalist, DC-Admin) identified gives a flavor of the typical use cases and to how the transition can be made from merely monitoring alerts and events on our smartphones to actually managing storage infrastructure and other complicated operations.

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