Today,file data is expanding without limit. Some suggest that this data will grow 40X over the next decade, at which time % of all company data will be unstructured. Such unrestrained growth becomes an unmanageable burden in its own right. Further, regulatory compliance and/or E-discovery may necessitate even more rigorous guardianship over an organization’s data.
Nevertheless, the principal advantage of file data is its ease of use. Therein lies the dilemma. How does IT maintain unstructured data’s versatility while at the same time providing better management and control over this data throughout its lifetime wherever it lies in the enterprise?
The answer to this data conundrum must come from a portfolio of file and content solutions, which adds to traditional file storage infrastructure, capabilities for archive, compliance and search, in a tightly integrated set of offerings. The Hitachi Data Systems (HDS file and content solutions product family includes both file and object storage solutions as well as advanced storage services that can be joined together to resolve such contrasting requirements.
Today’s data centers are in the unenviable position of dealing with an explosion of data growth. In fact, many data centers are struggling with 45-60 percent annual storage growth with small, if any, increases in physical and monetary resources. Continuous addition of storage solutions in silo-ed fashion has introduced administrative complexity surging to oftentimes create an operational morass. Adding even further strain is the unceasing demand by users for flawless, continuous IT performance.