How is unstructured data affecting storage administrators and other staff?

There is absolutely an effect. Additional data volume translates into...

There is absolutely an effect. Additional data volume translates into added workload for the storage administrator....

It's more data for the administrator to manage, and it generates additional costs in staffing to pick up some of that workload. And it's not just sheer storage. The complexity of storage environments also compounds the problem, especially when factoring in issues, like virtualization and tiered storage. Increasing data volume also impacts backup and disaster recovery in terms of backup windows and recovery time objectives (RTO).

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This was first published in March 2007

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