It’s undeniable that businesses are dealing with a massive explosion in data. IDC projects that the total amount of data on our planet will grow from 4.4 zettabytes in 2013 to 44 zettabytes by 2020, an increase of an order of magnitude in just seven years. Business has an unprecedented opportunity to harness this information to create profitable opportunities, but the unrelenting pressure of storing and managing all of this data is overwhelming IT departments around the globe.
As your business generates more and more data, the time spent on storage maintenance can quickly consume your IT budget. Coupled with the huge pressure to contain costs and do more with less, you may find yourself looking for a miracle storage solution to alleviate these burdens. Software-defined storage (SDS) is often presented as that miracle cure.