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Learn to Love The Data Not The Hardware

In my previous post I discussed the evolution of hardware management using the seasoned analogy of pets and cattle. It’s worth taking a step back and looking at what data we are creating and why, as this gives us insight into how we will be managing resources in the future. IDC State of the Digital Universe  For a number of years IDC (sponsored by EMC) have been producing a report showing the growth of data with projections into the future to around 16ZB per year in 2017 and 44ZB by 2020. For the uninitiated, a ZB or zettabyte is 1021 bytes or 1 million petabytes. Put it another way; the … [Read More...]

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