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Storage budget recovery on a roll
This article is part of the Storage magazine issue of Vol. 10 Num. 3 May 2011
Data storage budgets are recovering from their recessionary pounding. But while storage managers might have more money to spend, they’ll need yet more capacity to meet new demands. Good news again for data storage managers: Your budgets are continuing to climb out of the depths of the 2008-2009 recession. Not such good news for storage managers: You’ll have more data than ever to deal with, and finding a place for it all isn’t getting any easier. About the Storage Purchasing survey The Storage magazine/Search Storage.com Purchasing Intentions survey is fielded twice a year; this is the ninth year the survey has been conducted. Storage magazine subscribers and SearchStorage.com members are invited to participate in the survey, which gathers info related to storage managers’ purchasing plans for a variety of data storage product categories. This edition had 833 qualified respondents across a broad spectrum of industries, with the average company size measured as having revenue of $1.4 billion. It’s impossible these days to have a ...
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Features in this issue
Data storage budgets are recovering from their recessionary pounding. But while storage managers might have more money to spend, they’ll need yet more capacity to meet new demands.
Cloud storage and computing services offer a number of alternatives for cloud-based DR depending on the recovery time and recovery point objectives a company requires.
In our most recent Snapshot survey, we asked respondents why they were archiving: 28% say they’re doing it for legal issues, while 26% use it for capacity management.
Automated storage tiering is an effective way to make efficient use of installed data storage resources, and to take advantage of the high performance of solid-state storage.
Columns in this issue
As file data growth surges, traditional backup just won’t cut it anymore; we need some new thinking and an updated approach to replication.
Buzzwords are taking over the data storage industry, so it’s probably asking way too much of storage vendors to just tell us what their products can -- and can’t -- do.
Unified storage adoption is starting to ramp up as data storage pros see the need for simplifying storage so it can be powered, cooled and managed in one pool.
Break down the cloud storage services market and you’ll find players both big and small jockeying for position in key segments.