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Vol. 7 Num. 12 January 2009

Killing off infectious data: Storage Bin 2.0

Better start thinking about your data growth in deadly terms. By Steve Duplessie Many of the problems we face in our attempt to manage a data center are a direct result of data growth. Data growth is constant, and it sometimes seems intent on destroying everything in its path. Unaddressed data growth will wreak havoc on your file system, disk, system, network, protection plans, processes and life. If you're like a lot of people, you might try to stay ahead of this never-ending cycle of growth by buying more of whatever is going to break next. I think it's time we address the cause and not the symptoms. There's new data generated all the time, but most of it is generated by our own processes. We have data sprawl, replicas, copies of copies, backup copies of copies, and backups of replicas of copies of copies. We don't have a capacity problem, we have a science problem. There's a process in biology called mitosis in which one cell divides to produce two genetically identical cells. Left unchecked in the right environment, those ...

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