Lifecycle Storage Automation From Novell Storage Manager 2.5
Computer network data storage continues to grow at an unprecedented, exponential rate. IDC projects that the annual capacity growth rate for unstructured data in traditional enterprises is expected to grow at 62.2 percent compared to a 54.4 percent growth rate in 2006, according to IDC's Enterprise Disk Storage Consumption Model. For this paper, "Unstructured data" refers to file-based, rather than database, data. No matter what industry one works in, chances are one is affected in some way by this storage capacity growth. A big factor in that growth is industry regulations that require, among other things, the long-term storage of company data.