While you may not know it, storage plays a huge role in all aspects of eDiscovery. It's easy to take storage for granted and think of it as the commodity on which data resides, but that would drastically underestimate the importance of storage to optimizing eDiscovery programs. Storage plays a critical role in ensuring fast and accurate processing of potentially huge volumes of electronically stored information (ESI), building a scalable eDiscovery infrastructure that supports diverse file types and sizes, and providing a foundation for managing the chain-of custody of ESI within the eDiscovery process. This document explores the role of storage in
eDiscovery and gives IT, legal, and litigation support professionals alike the critical factors to consider when working storage requirements into short- and long-term eDiscovery projects.