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Next-generation data storage will help IT managers do their jobs
This article is part of the May 2014 Vol. 13 No. 3 issue of Storage magazine
When storage managers are asked about their challenges, dealing with data growth always tops the list. Next-generation data storage technology could make a difference. It seems there has been more change in the data storage industry in the past five years than in the previous quarter century. Thanks to an increased focus on data analytics and advances in compute capabilities, storage managers must deal with more data -- and data-related tasks -- than ever before. The challenge for IT is how to secure, manage and harness that information while containing both capital and operational expenses. Given that a line-of-business manager can swipe a credit card and have new IT resources up and running in no time, IT must find ways to become more agile, responsive and cost-effective. How will IT meet this challenge? Server virtualization has enabled IT to build an elastic compute environment that can be provisioned quickly to meet new application needs, and software-defined networking is making inroads to similarly help the network layer....
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