The hidden costs of the data explosion

As data grows out of control, it's easy to overlook the high price of maintaining BC/DR solutions to keep all that data safe.

By Matt Prigge, InfoWorld |  Big Data, business continuity, data management

Rampant data growth makes slaves of us all. The effects are well known: massive growth in storage infrastructure, prematurely obsolete storage resources, the endless scramble to stay on top of it all.

Storage vendors have reacted to the onslaught with cheaper, more capable primary storage hardware to sate the data addiction. But as primary storage resources are continuously upgraded in response to growth, disaster recovery and business continuity architectures are often pushed beyond their original design limits -- leaving organizations at significant risk.

A failure to plan is a plan for failure

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