Not being data-aware can be a nightmare

Once upon a time (not so long ago), IT professionals viewed storage as a necessary expense instead of a strategic investment. This led to problems for IT managers, because end users kept creating and storing data that could not be intelligently analyzed, managed or leveraged for business value. These data piles grew, and grew, and grew without any hope of leveling off, leaving IT managers continuously asking for more storage without any real ROI to show for the price tag. Storage administrators fought battles against huge monsters like unwieldy growth with little hope of ending the war against dark data and other problems.

If this sounds like the beginning of a nightmare to you, then you aren’t far off. Controlling data growth has always proved to be a serious problem for IT professionals, especially without adequate tools for deciphering, managing or protecting data, never mind deriving value from it. Our newest SlideShare, “How to Manage Data Growth: Addressing Analysis, Security and Protection” delves into how organizations lacking data-aware storage are at risk for a series of complications to their everyday business, including the repercussions of:

  • Problematic user access patterns;
  • Misuse of corporate storage;
  • And compliance violations in stored data.

These concerns are daunting, and they present numerous challenges to those working with data daily. Data-aware storage turns a former cost into a benefit, while giving users the means to extract valuable insights from stored data.

Click through our latest SlideShare below to find out more.

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Jeff Boehm

Jeff Boehm

Jeff Boehm was the vice president of marketing at DataGravity for 2 years. Jeff brought more than 20 years of experience with a rare combination of marketing skills, organizational leadership and technical background to DataGravity, having shaped the BI and search markets working for industry pioneers and disrupters.