SECONDARY STORAGE: STILL A FACTOR
Are secondary storage solutions right for your organization? That’s a trick question. Odds are, you already manage secondary data storage somewhere in your infrastructure. The amount of data stored worldwide is estimated to add up to 175 zettabytes by 20251 and the big data and business analytics (BDA) market is predicted to be valued at nearly $275 billion by 2022.² With storage volumes growing at this rate, secondary storage will likely continue to be part of the mix for quite some time.
NEXT-GENERATION SECONDARY STORAGE
Integrated backup solutions are not new—they have been around enterprises for more than a decade. Purpose-built to deploy rapidly and offset the need to manage separate silos of hardware and software, they became popular for legacy infrastructure. These solutions still remained useful when cloud and hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) emerged. But, like any dated technology, they added to the complexity of managing and tightly integrating with the platform of choice. This created issues around manageability, interoperability, and access.
Yet secondary data may very well need to be unarchived quickly—such as when a new stakeholder requests access to the data for research. In addition, your organization will continue to generate data to be stored and managed on top of this. Research from HubSpot suggests enterprises expect the amount of data stored to increase by 33% in the next 12 to 18 months.3
Managing secondary data should not drain IT resources. The question now is: Are you ready to manage this deluge of information that you may or may not need to be readily accessible?