Data Growth the Major Issue

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2009-03-10 Print this article Print

Fadi Albatal, director of marketing for FalconStor -- a highly regarded storage and data protection OEM for a number of major systems providers -- explained to eWEEK about his take on the pent-up need for more storage that will be unleashed in the next two years.

"Data deduplication will be paramount," Albatal said. "Other data storage methods, such as online storage backup, will become popular to amortize customer investment in storage infrastructure.

"The cloud will provide a continuum of local infrastructure that will allow customers to accommodate increasingly rapid data growth and to massively scale their storage capacity both in space and time. Also, the integration of intelligent processes and data management solutions will become a necessity rather than a nice-to-have feature," Abatal said.

The adoption of more current solutions, such as continuous data protection, will replace traditional backup applications that are responsible for the increased pressure on storage capacity, Albatal added.

Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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