Guest Column | February 12, 2013

Spectra Logic's 2013 Top Ten Data Storage Trend Predictions

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Molly Rector

By Molly Rector, Chief Marketing Officer – EVP Product Management and WW Marketing, Spectra Logic

2013 will be a huge year for data storage, if only because the amount of worldwide data is huge—and growing. While organizations must always focus on the how quickly we can access information created minutes ago, the reality is that much business value is lying in wait, hiding in the organizational data gathered over months and years. This point is driven home by the fact that, of all the data in the digital universe, as much as 90 percent of today's data is archival. 

Big data, big year! 2013 will be a big year for archival grade storage solutions and the technologies – both old and new. The biggest barrier to using older data is accessibility, and archive architectures smash that barrier—this will drive the demand for active archive implementations. With all data available through a standard directory structure, suddenly all data is at everyone’s fingertips.

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