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Get control of data storage growth before things go haywire
This article is part of the Storage magazine issue of September 2017, Vol. 16, No. 7
It has all the makings of a spine-tingling, modern day disaster movie. With corporate data growing at the rate of about a gazillion percent per year, companies are drowning in the stuff. And like that great 1958 movie monster, the Blob, much of that binary flotsam is escaping data centers and seeping under doorways and out into the wild where it's forming great lakes of data. Soon, giant chunks of data break off and create an even more threatening situation -- just like that Delaware-sized iceberg that snapped off Antarctica and is ominously adrift. Data bergs begin to bounce off data centers, spilling social security and credit card numbers, which are scooped up by dark web bottom feeders who sell identities like popcorn at a disaster flick. Did that send a shiver up your spine? Data storage growth is a fact That may be a little over the top, but probably uncomfortably close to home for some of you. Even as the compliance delete-everything, save-everything debate fades into a distant memory, companies seem convinced that ...
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IT can't remain a reactive cost center and cheerful help desk, but must become a competitive, cutthroat service provider and powerful champion of emerging disruptive technology.