Date Added: Dec 2009
In recent years, storage vendors have designed and built - and IT departments and their consultants have deployed - storage devices capable of containing volumes of data that would have seemed uncontainable ten years ago. No matter how much storage capacity an IT department provides its users, however, the capacity always seems to be at imminent risk of filling up. For most IT departments, however, the unstructured data is what's overwhelming their storage environments. Until the flow of MP3 files, JPEGs, and proliferating PSTs, PPTs, XLSs, and PDFs is moderated and managed, any attempt at storage consolidation is like treating the symptom and not the disease.