Getting Smart about Data Growth with Intelligent Data Management

Komprise identifies hot and cold data across multivendor storage.

Published April 2019

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With the amount of unstructured data more than doubling every two years, it’s clear that organizations need to come up with new strategies to handle their data more effectively. The primary challenge is that businesses manage all of their data in the same way, regardless of importance. This results in businesses expanding their Tier 1 storage footprint, increasing their backup windows, and incurring rising infrastructure costs. How can organizations get in front of these issues without disrupting users?

The scope of the problem is hard to overstate. In a recent report, IDC predicts the collective sum of the world’s data will grow from about 29 zettabytes (ZB) in 2018 to 163 ZB by 2025, a growth rate of 66% per year. To put that in context, consider that a ZB is approximately equal to 1,000 exabytes, a billion terabytes, or a trillion gigabytes. Now multiply that trillion GB by 163.

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