File storage and management issues growing, but mostly under control
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Respondents to our latest survey tell us the biggest problem they have with file storage and
management is backup. Find out what approaches they're using to manage file storage.
Ask 10 storage managers what their biggest headache is and most are likely to say "capacity."
before being drubbed into a big data daze, we knew runaway
was a threat to our data centers (and our sanity). NAS
systems are installed
at 74% of the companies that responded to this month's survey, with an
average of nine NAS systems on the floor -- 11% have more than 30 of the file-chomping critters
installed. Overall, approximately 54% of installed NAS capacity is currently used, occupied by an
average of 118 TB of data, representing a 35% rate of growth compared to last year. The biggest
problem with handling all that file storage is backup
46%), followed by managing multiple systems (29%). Storage pros employ a number of different
approaches to manage file
: 34% have installed clustered NAS systems, 29% use solid-state devices to pep up
performance and 13% are on the cutting edge with object-based storage systems.
About the author:
Rich Castagna is editorial
director of TechTarget's Storage Media Group.
This was first published in October 2013