When it comes to our insatiable thirst for storage, IT staff these days tend to talk in petabytes (that’s 1,000 terabytes to you and me) and work their way upwards. The problem is not just one of capacity. The length of time data needs to be stored is rising too, mostly to comply with ever more onerous legislation. Added to which the sheer volume of information involved is exposing weaknesses when it comes to data security, backup and archiving
We commissioned Computing to run an online survey of those involved in buying, specifying, planning and managing IT systems. The aim of the survey was to identify current pain points when it comes to storage growth. Read the result now.