When asked to name their top two storage-management challenges, nearly half of our respondents once again point to data availability and recovery. In many organizations, backups have been performed by rote for years, but recovery has seldom been tested on a large scale. Now the pressure is on, and many organizations are learning how difficult it is to implement backup or archiving game plans that result in quick data recovery.
Among other challenges most often cited, improving resource utilization and managing more storage without additional staff ranked high. Each earned votes from a 38 percent of readers. The moral: Interest in new technology never rises without a practical end in mind. And today, that end is to stretch resources as far as they will go while meeting a profusion of business demands.
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