A new survey of 568 IT professionals working in organizations with 200 or more employees conducted by NaviSite, a cloud service provider, finds that nearly one-quarter of an organization’s IT budget is now allocated to data storage and that, due to compliance issues, knowing the location of data is becoming a critical issue.
Three-fourths of the organizations said that they have a critical need to know where their data is housed, and nearly half of organizations currently store their data in more than three locations, which presents a range of logistical and security challenges.
For all of those concerns, however, the NaviSite survey also finds that when it comes to storage and data management technologies, pricing remains the number one concern, followed by security.
The findings suggest that given the pressure being applied in the form of IT budgets, more organizations are insisting on higher-quality data storage capabilities at the most aggressive price points possible regardless of the amount of data being stored or the performance requirements being demanded.
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%
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