The Changing Dynamics of Data Storage

By Michael Vizard  |  Posted 06-06-2013

The Changing Dynamics of Data Storage

How Much Data Are You Storing Across Your Entire Network? The amount of data that needs to be managed continues to grow:  Less Than 1TB: 3%, 1TB to 500TB: 37%, 501TB to 1024TB: 26%, 1PB to 500PB: 20%, More than 1EB: 14%

The Changing Dynamics of Data Storage

The Changing Dynamics of Data Storage

What Percentage of Your IT Budget Is Spent on Storage? The majority say it’s still less than a quarter.  10% of budget: 35%, 11 to 25%: 46%, 26 to 49%: 17%, 50% or more: 2%

The Changing Dynamics of Data Storage

The Changing Dynamics of Data Storage

Which Storage Types Do You Require for Your Data? SQL databases still dominant the IT landscape.  Major SQL database: 77%, Proprietary or less common database: 10%, Flat files: 6%, E-mail: 6% , SaaS Provider: 1%

The Changing Dynamics of Data Storage

The Changing Dynamics of Data Storage

On a Scale of 1 to 5, How Critical Is It to Know Where Data Resides?  Compliance requirements make this a prerequisite.  One: 6%, Two: 4%, Three: 55%, Four: 27%, Five: 49%

The Changing Dynamics of Data Storage

The Changing Dynamics of Data Storage

How Many Geographic Locations Do You Store Data In?  Over half of respondents have three or more locations.  One: 15%, Two: 17%, Three: 18%, Four or more: 41%

The Changing Dynamics of Data Storage

The Changing Dynamics of Data Storage

What IT Trends Are Impacting Your IT Strategy?  Budget constraints still lead, but data volume and the cloud computing are close behind.  Constricted budgets: 31%, Cloud: 25%, Data Explosion: 25%, Bring Your Own Device: 14%, Other: 6%

The Changing Dynamics of Data Storage

The Changing Dynamics of Data Storage

What Are the Top Three Data-Related Challenges?  Security and performance are still at the top of the agenda.  Security: 64%, Speed and performance: 58% , Availability: 43%, Recovery: 36%, Storage: 35%, Duplication and consolidation:  26%

The Changing Dynamics of Data Storage

The Changing Dynamics of Data Storage

When Selecting Storage and Data Management Solutions, What Is Most Important?  Price wins solidly over security.   Pricing: 80%, Security: 73%, Meets compliance targets: 54%, Location: 25%, Breadth of vendor services: 23%, Customer references: 21%

The Changing Dynamics of Data Storage