As semiconductor organizations expand globally, design teams are increasingly geographically distributed. Coupled with shrinking geometries and fierce competitive pressures that lead to compressed time frames and cost constraints, hardware development continues to become more difficult. These factors create significant challenges for infrastructure management, where “do more with less” is increasingly the rule. This increased complexity can be addressed by choosing the right computing performance monitoring tools and the right storage to complement your semiconductor design tools. You need to select a storage platform that can be scaled easily as your semiconductor design compute workloads grow, that’s globally accessible, has robust data protection, and lowers overall TCO. And you need the right real-time file system monitoring and load balancing technology to keep your compute infrastructure performing at peak levels.