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Primary storage optimization overcomes a range of challenges
This article is part of the Storage magazine issue of March 2018, Vol. 17, No. 1
Primary storage for applications and active data makes the data center hum and everyday business processes possible. Yet enterprises face a number of challenges when it comes to maintaining their networked primary storage deployments. Close to a third, 29%, of those surveyed by TechTarget Research cited a lack of adequate capacity as their leading storage challenge. Eighteen percent named poor performance, while 16% noted that ongoing management is difficult or time-consuming. Fifteen percent said the same thing about configuration and provisioning, and 15% named bandwidth constraints; 14% scalability; and 13% system sprawl, having too many isolated storage systems to manage, as primary storage problems to overcome. Chances are if you aren't already dealing with one or more of these primary storage challenges, you will eventually -- most likely sooner rather than later. Thankfully, the toolbox is full of ways to improve data storage efficiency. Solid-state storage tops this list, with 35% of respondents identifying it as a ...
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