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Test your predictive storage analytics know-how

As one of the major data storage trends of 2018, predictive analytics isn't a subject to overlook. See how well you understand predictive analytics and what it can do for you.

Are you using predictive analytics techniques to their full potential? When it comes to data storage, the technology might offer more than you would expect. However, predictive storage analytics comes with its own set of complications, so you will need to do your research before diving in.

Used to forecast trends, activity and even potential issues, predictive analytics applies statistical analysis to create predictive models, which can calculate the likelihood of a certain event occurring. This can be an invaluable tool for storage, especially as the need for increased data storage capacities continues to be an issue. With technologies such as machine learning and AI coming into play, predictive analytics are becoming even more advanced.

The value of predictive analytics for storage is not lost on vendors in the space, either. More storage vendors are becoming active in the predictive analytics arena, either incorporating it into their products or working with vendors that do. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is one major vendor getting into the predictive analytics game, making a significant acquisition to incorporate the technology into its product portfolio.

To decide if a predictive storage analytics approach is right for your organization, or just to assess your current knowledge of the technology, take our quiz below.

This was last published in October 2018

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