Did you know that IDC estimates that by 2020 the digital universe will reach 44 zettabytes. The digital universe is all the data individuals and corporations create online, plus the ever growing data from IoT. Corporate data storage solutions are sure to feel the pressure of this growth in the coming years and some businesses are already feeling it. The rise in the volume of data requires more storage which can also lead to more costs. Now more than ever, it is important to make sure your corporate data storage solution is cost-effective and is a key asset to help drive business innovation and success.
How to Get Started
Don’t wait until your data is at the point of busting the storage “seams” and gobbling up precious budget dollars. Be proactive and start a project to review your corporate data storage solution. First, define the data that you currently handle and how that data might change in the coming year. Next, tier your data to make sure you know which data is most important and most used. Probably the first and best step you can take is to move away from a storage strategy that treats all data the same. Your storage solution should use the most effective method for the specific tier of data based on its value and use. This tiered approach can help you contain costs as data volume grows.
Explore Your Options
There are many different types and combinations of corporate data storage solutions. From tape to flash to cloud and many options combined and in between, the end-result is to develop the right solution to meet your needs. Your storage solution is not just a back-end system, but can become a key asset to drive company innovation through effective data delivery.
Sometimes the best way to explore your options is to enlist the help of a trusted IT partner. The Evolving Solutions team can evaluate your current storage solution and provide recommendations so that you are ready to meet future demands.