2014 State Of Storage: Cost Worries Grow
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Drew Conry-Murray
Drew Conry-Murray,
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1/22/2014 | 9:09:53 AM
Do We Need To Keep All This Stuff?
I think there's an opportunity here for companies to take a closer look at their retention policies. The default "store everything forever" approach isn't sustainable. How much of the digital crap that gets generated really needs to be kept? I know there are legal and business requirements for some long-term retention, but you can have sensible disposition policies that enable you to take out the trash.
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1/20/2014 | 1:39:40 PM
Store all the things!
I'm curious to see what new technologies will come from this increase in storage.  In particular, are we going to get some new ways to compress data, while still being able to extract key information for analysis.  While we've seen tools like Hadoop help manage this burst in data, there is still the basic requirement of where will we store everything?  Great to see someone bringing up the fact that we are barely keeping up with the increase of data.

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