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This article is part of the Vol. 2 No. 2 April 2003 issue of What are the real benefits of data storage management software?
According to the Meta Group, Stamford, CT, storage capacity will grow at a compound annual rate of 92% through 2005. That's quite a lot of new spinning disk year after year. CIOs will have to find or buy excess capacity to accommodate this new requirement. The good news is that disk drive prices continue to spiral downward to the tune of 40% to 50% per year. But the real cost isn't hardware--it's storage operations. Peripheral Research, Santa Barbara, CA, claims that $1 of storage hardware carries a cost of $7 for operations. With budgets flat and headcounts frozen, how can IT departments meet this operational challenge? The obvious answer is through process automation. Throw some software from Computer Associates (CA), EMC, Tivoli, or Veritas at the problem, configure these tools to meet your storage policies and you're done, right? Wrong. Today's storage management software is incredibly immature, proprietary and limited and likely to remain so for another two to three years. Rudimentary storage management standards are just starting to be ratified and ... Access >>>
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