Storage Needs to Triple
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."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.
"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.