The Petabyte Age and the Connected Era – More Storage Please

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Wired has a fascinating series of articles on its site describing what it calls the Petabyte Age.

According to Wired, “Infinite storage. Clouds of processors. Our ability to capture, warehouse, and understand massive amounts of data is changing science, medicine, business, and technology. As our collection of facts and figures grows, so will the opportunity to find answers to fundamental questions. Because in the era of big data, more isn't just more. More is different.”

Our related version of this concept is the Connected Era. The way people connect and communicate is changing, and changing the world. A truly globalized information technology infrastructure and those who build, run and use it are creating this new connected era.

Bottomline – storage plays a critical part in this ever expanding infrastructure. I’ve seen reports predicting that the amount of information created this year will surpass available storage capacity. I’ve also seen estimates that medium and large orgs can expect a 55% CAGR for file storage over the coming years.

To help customers plan, manage and protect their petabytes, we’ve just announced a series of storage consulting services. We also announced a partnership with GlassHouse Technologies to plan and implement DR plans.

Let’s get connected – just don’t forget the storage.

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