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Published: 19 Oct 2012

To get some perspective on data growth, let's be a bit contrarian. We're all storing, replicating and backing up more information than ever before, and the volume of data we must deal with increases every year. But is it really so unmanageable? The need for more capacity isn't a new problem. We've been through this with CPU performance and networking bandwidth, and technology has always saved the day. Remember Moore's Law (performance doubles every 18 months)? It continues to hold true with regard to CPU performance. In the area of networking, performance has increased from 10Mb/sec to 100Mb/sec to 1,000Mb/sec and now to 10,000Mb/sec. If someone told us in 1990 how much data would be transmitted over LANs on a daily basis in 2005, we'd probably have questioned their sanity. Is the problem in storage so different? While data is growing enormously, our ability to store data is also expanding. Disk capacity continues to increase dramatically. Today, we're storing terabytes of data and anticipate--with some degree of trepidation--the prospect of storing ... Access >>>

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