When it comes to complexity…blame it on data

“To store these 566 exabytes, you need 566 million 1TB HDDs, the equivalent of more than three quarters of the current global production of all HDD manufacturers.” This quote refers to Amazon’s S3 (Simple Storage Service) which “holds more than 566 billion data objects ...

Dare I say there’s too much data

I came across a couple great posts on Forbes written by Dan Woods, chief technology officer and editor of Evolved Technologist. Who Is In Charge Of Your Data? Why Data Quality Matters Both talk about the massive amounts of data generated bCy companies today and the fact that much of it is ...

Data deduplication sales accelerating

Data Domain, Avamar and ExaGrid all report strong sales growth                               Byte and Switch profiled three separate data deduplication vendors: Data Domain, Avamar and ExaGrid. Each is having a great quarter, with sales up significantly.  Dedupe is still young, but it’s ...

Top storage drivers of 2007

In no particular order, events and trends driving storage in 2007: Microsoft Windows Vista. The launch has been touch and go, but eventual broad-based adoption means much more storage per PC. “Lost data” events – TJ Maxx, the UK Government, etc.  Lost and stolen customer ...