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In quantity, file data (unstructured data) has been around now for roughly 50 years. Over the last 10 years, as graphic and media content moved into corporate files, most organization’s collection of file data has grown from large to massive – and it will only continue to grow… Millions of files will become billions of files. Terabytes will become petabytes.
If I asked you to make a bet with me and then told you the odds were greater than 1 in 2 that you’d lose your money, would you take that bet? Companies take it all the time: it’s called ‘file archiving’, and there’s a greater than 1 in 2 chance that when you spend your money on an archive, you won’t even be able to recover a given file when you need it. There's a better way!
Do you remember a time when you came into a class and you were the only one who did the reading? It feels pretty good to have that leg up on everyone else. And you were probably the teacher’s favorite that day, too.
When you think about huge, high-level IT concerns, your first thought is unlikely the lowly file. You know: a word document or an mp3. Why would you jump there first? Actually, because unstructured data (i.e. files) and storage tiering is the largest area of data growth on the planet right now.
There’s a story I’ve heard told more than once: it’s the story of a man who lived across the street from a friend. Every day, this man would roll out a beautiful, vintage Rambler, every surface gleaming, white-walls and all.
Well, the thing of it is, every day he would roll out the car, but not to take it for a cruise. He would pull it out of the garage and into the driveway. There, he’d lovingly wash and wax it. And not just a quick rinse, this guy would spend an hour and a half, every single day, just washing a car he never used. Can you imagine?
As the holidays get closer, gift giving is on everyone’s mind. Why not give yourself the gift of success next year? Now is the perfect time to use your end-of-year budget to give yourself data insights and knowledge in 2015 to put to rest your storage challenges once and for all.
Halloween is coming up, and we’ve got a spooky story of file storage to chill your blood: this is “Lost in the Funhouse.”
It was a file storage administrator’s nightmare: old files were being archived to an archive platform, then a shift happened sending files to another platform, and during the process the cloud was added into the mix. And then the emails began to show up. A few at first, then steadily more, all with the same message:
“Where are my files?”