Q&A: Storage savings through unified design
IDC research shows that data volumes are growing at roughly 50 percent, year over year. Organisations need to spend more and more money each year on simply meeting needs for regulatory and legislative compliance, let alone meeting any corporate objectives and policies. IT often has to manage this with a budget that does not seem to align with the data demands. In fact, the budget could be flat to declining. This Q&A with Hitachi Data Systems and Benjamin Woo, program vice president for IDC's Worldwide Storage Systems practice, touches on challenges that businesses currently face with data storage and characteristics an organisation should look for when evaluating/selecting unified storage.