Skip to main content

Network: The FAN vision

In a recent survey, the Taneja Group found that 62% of IT decision-makers identified file data growth and file management as two of their top priorities. File-based data is all that unstructured data that sits outside of databases—office documents, presentations, email, reports, records, audio and video content, images—yet are stored and accessed by systems.

Previously, IT focused on structured data, the core transaction operational data that sits at the heart of the enterprise. It has become apparent, however, that structured data isn’t the problem now and it will be less of the problem going forward. The problem, as the respondents to Taneja’s survey made clear, is unstructured, file-based data. As it turns out, 85% of all data is stored as unstructured data (Butler Group) and 80% of business is conducted with unstructured information (Gartner Group).

Furthermore, unstructured data, according to Gartner, is growing at an unprecedented rate, doubling every three months. This incessant growth leads to what is referred to as the storage paradox: the need to store increasing amounts of data only complicates the storage infrastructure, adding to its complexity and cost.

Fortunately, unstructured or file-based data is different from structured or block-based data. File data can be handled at a higher level of abstraction, which simplifies how the data is stored, accessed, and managed. By taking advantage of the differences between file and block data, organizations can effectively resolve the storage paradox.


Read on...

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Redhot Future Of IT Part I :Marketing yourself as IT professional

I had promised about the "RedHot IT Future Series" and so we discuss here how you should market yourself EFFECTIVELY as an IT professional in this new (and dangerous) web age! Web is the place where you're a hero today and villain tomorrow. While there are lots of professionals who are active on the web, not all are enjoying a good reputation as they got "personal" with others and got into a cockfight. The passive IT professional has nothing to lose but nothing to gain at all!

I know "marketing" might seem as a greasy term but the idea is to have the truth about you out there. You know you're a good person and your family knows that you're really smart person but the rest of the world doesn't!

So the question is how do I market myself on the web as a true "nouveau IT professional". A guy who companies will be tempted to pick up the phone as say "Hey, we wanna talk with you. Can you fly over to Palo Alto (or Guatemala or Johan…

Redhot Future Of IT Part 2 :Virtualized Workplaces

Click on the title to hear what I have to say, alternatively click here to listen to what I have to say here.

So what is a virtualized workplace? Does it mean it does not exist? That it's virtual? Well in a certain way YES. This is where the future of our workplace is going to be. Well it is already a reality in some countries.

OK lets start by asking ourselves these questions:
Do you really bond with your colleagues? (think Team cohesiveness)
Do you spend great amount of hours talking about great things that you will do together? (think collaboration)
Do you really feel that you give 100% at work? (think effectiveness)
What do you really miss at your desk? (think personalization)
Is your desk comfortable enough? (Again think optimizing personalization, OK you have done your best to make it your place)Does it really matter to your employer that you are there for him/her? (think commitment)
Or do you get micromanaged over petty issues? (think mismanagement)
Do you see your employees perfor…

A Collection of Threnodies : Part 1

Whale Fall
-----------------

Dress me up in my new threads
clasp my greasy palms
grease my hair
I'm ready for the fall


Watch at all the decadence
watching the avalanche
I'm slipping down
losing my buoyancy


What's become of us
where have we come
this far, this close
close to the doors


I hear them, sublimal chants
I'm on the run
I race through the human sea
I am the king!


I'm the slave
to my own undoings
I'm the jester in my courtyard
We jest as we run


We're strolling on that thin rope
we grope as we rope
we're true heros
we're the survivors


we're the scavengers
we're the friends
we're the lovers
we're the unbred


Soon awaiting the fall
we're lurking on us
we're osedaxing us
we're soon going to be done
we'll soon be arrested




*osedax(bone devourer, newly discovered marine genus) feeds on a fallen(sunken) whale carcass(which is also called a whale fall). Read more here