Premium Content

Access "The critical role of archiving systems"

Published: 01 May 2014

Archiving data is more important than ever in today's environments; it ensures proper data retention, saves space on storage systems and eases the backup burden. You'd be hard-pressed to find an industry analyst today who isn't predicting unprecedented acceleration in the rate of data storage capacity growth. Whether driven by big data projects, unbridled data replication supporting virtual server failover strategies, the need to store increasingly rich (and large) digital media files, or simply regulations and laws that require retaining data for decades or more, the appetite for storage capacity continues to grow unabated. Unfortunately, IT budgets don't. For the last few years, storage array purchases have been consuming an increasing percentage of overall IT hardware spending -- between 33 cents and 70 cents of every dollar of a typical annual IT hardware budget, depending on which industry pundit you consult. Yet for all the capacity growth, those toiling in the IT trenches can't escape the feeling that, despite their efforts, they're simply rearranging... Access >>>

Access TechTarget
Premium Content for Free.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

What's Inside


More Premium Content Accessible For Free

  • Backing up virtual machines is easier than ever

    One of the toughest things about supporting virtual servers was ensuring their data was protected. When traditional backup tools struggled with ...

  • The state of flash storage technology

    In a relatively short time, solid-state storage has made an indelible mark on storage systems and data center environments. Today, few arrays ship...

  • Big data storage challenges: Speed, capacity and HDFS integration

    Big data infrastructure and analytics are some of the hottest technology topics today, and it can sometimes seem impossible to dissect and digest all...