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Evolving Storage From Pets To Cattle

Since the financial crash of 2008, the predominant IT mantra has been to do “more with less” – perhaps it was said well before that too, because IT (and in particular storage) is on a growth curve that isn’t likely to stop any time soon. Consider this worrying statistic – between 2014 and 2020, the number of gigabytes deployed per IT professional will grow by more than a factor of 5, while the number of IT pros increases by only 28% (Source https://www.emc.com/leadership/digital-universe/2014iview/business-imperatives.htm). Remember this is all IT staff, not just those managing storage. We’ve … [Read More...]

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Evolving Storage From Pets To Cattle

Since the financial crash of 2008, the predominant IT mantra has been to do “more with less” – perhaps it was said well before that too, because IT (and in particular storage) is on a growth curve … [Read More...]