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Published: 22 Oct 2012

Charting a new IT course means boldly going forward--with a plan. Change is in the air. Whether it's national politics or IT infrastructure trends, people are yearning for new and creative solutions to their problems. In many ways, this desire for change appears to stem from a feeling that we've lost control and need to remedy the situation. In the storage world, this trouble can be traced to what we call "hypergrowth." This growth has placed a considerable strain on the management of storage infrastructures, and the problem is now exacerbated by the following trends: New categories of data: Rich media and other storage-hungry data types are becoming commonplace. New application categories: As firms strive to establish competitive advantage, new application categories (many of them under the banner of Web 2.0 initiatives) are springing up. These can introduce additional service-level requirements and consumption challenges. Increased service-level demands from traditional business processes. When staking out a future technology direction that can sustain an ... Access >>>

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