Storage Needs to Triple

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2006-08-21 Print this article Print

Data storage needs expected to triple by 2010 Data storage requirements are expected to triple by the end of the decade with e-mail proliferation, more stringent compliance requirements, and as businesses continue to produce more multi-media content that needs to be stored in a digital environment, IDC reported.
"Id say were in the early adopter phase of the HDD/Blue-Ray DVD market," Charles King of Pund-IT in Hayward, Calif., told eWEEK.
"The players and recorders arent common, but theyre becoming increasingly available. For businesses that use optical storage for back-up and compliance purposes, they qualify as a next-gen solution; faster and more capacious that previous technologies so valuable for companies that are feeling squeezed by the headroom of existing DVD disks." The popularity of optical storage has dwindled over time, but its price and performance are still compelling for some small to midsize businesses and organizations with a history of investment in optical-storage processes, King said. "I also expect to see HDD and Blu-Ray drives in many of the upcoming PC desktop and laptop models that will it the stores in time for the holidays," King said. "Overall, Id say that its smart for Imation to get these products into the stores ASAP." Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis on enterprise and small business storage hardware and software.

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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