Data Storage: New-Generation IT Storage: 10 Facts CIOs, CTOs Need to Know
Users Are Bypassing IT to Use Cloud Services
While "cloud" is possibly at the peak of inflated expectations, the by-product of increased pressure on internal IT groups is real. Many companies are looking to cloud vendors who say they can deliver cheaper, faster and higher-quality services, and a lot of these vendors are public cloud providers.
Everyone knows the global appetite for storage is growing at an astonishing ratearound 70 percent per year, reports the Gartner Group. While that makes storage vendors quite happy, there are other implications. With so many new IT choices coming along, C-level IT administrators have more decisions to make than ever. A simple but major one is this: Where to put all this valuable enterprise data, keep it secure and make it easily accessible to the right people at the same time? IT administrators can receive thousands of storage requests, and responding is a time-consuming chore, especially for a limited staff. But with the coming of the Virtualization Age, new automated data management controls, more capacious media, and faster and cooler-running processors, things have changed for the better in the storage space. Yes, CIOs and CTOs have many things to worry aboutstorage being but one of thembut there are a few fundamental points about which they may need to be reminded. Along with eWEEK, Brent Rhymes, president and CEO of iWave Software, explores 10 facts about next-generation IT storage that impact the jobs of CIOs and CTOs.