According to IDC (a leading independent research firm in IT), "Last year, despite the global recession, the Digital Universe set a record. It grew by 62% to nearly 800,000 petabytes. A petabyte is a million gigabytes." Picture a stack of DVDs reaching from the earth to the moon and back. It's no surprise storage efficiency is all the rage with midrange and enterprise storage vendors today. With this explosion of data growth, it becomes critical for businesses to find technologies that allow IT managers to do more with less.
Given the immense growth, there is increasing focus on providing solutions to better manage growth through providing efficiencies. These efficiencies include storage operating system enhancements and tools to improve efficiency and provide cost savings. Business will use features like de-duplication to reduce primary storage and thin provisioning for storage allocation. Over the last few years, storage virtualization has reduced data footprints, providing savings in disk space, power and cooling.
Our goal is to help our customers operate a business efficient infrastructure, across all assets in the data center. This means delivering increased asset utilization, faster application recovery, and overall driving performance to meet business goals. We offer leading technology solutions with the proven capability to deliver these benefits, along with a senior, experienced team to help design, plan, implement, support and assist in the ongoing management of these solutions.
You may not be in the Petabyte category yet, but significant savings around these efficient technologies is more than in play for the multiple Terabyte users today. I believe all IT managers are concerned about their data footprint growing out of control, so decisions around making storage more efficient and flexible are foremost on their minds today and tomorrow. How efficient is your storage today?