Uptime @ Crunchtime: Valuing the Need for Data Speed at Critical Business Inflections
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Overview: This survey report represents a deep dive into the issues, drivers, challenges, imperatives, and best practices in maintaining system uptime in the midst of exploding demand for increased data performance and storage. The findings point to a keen recognition of the importance of data access and performance to the success of business and revenue growth. Respondents see the direct correlation between performance and their ability to speed time-to-market and time-to-revenue and avoid disastrous downtime scenarios. Yet, most are ill-prepared for periods of intense data flow that they know will come over the next year. Fifty-one percent have experienced productivity losses as a result of data overload at a critical business juncture, and a quarter of respondents relayed specific stories of how poor data performance has hurt their business. Participants identified new forces that are driving the data deluge, including web services, rich media files, e-mail and messaging, and compliance. These factors, combined with the increasing potential for periodic spikes in traffic, are causing the need for more capacity and performance going forward. Nearly two -thirds are planning to add to their network storage in the coming year, and half of these companies expect to need 50 percent or more additional storage in the next two years.
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