EMA Impact Report
Use cases such as mobility, big data initiatives, social media and the Internet of Things (IoT) are driving exponential data growth, resulting in a need to double storage capacity every two years. IT organizations (and vendors) place an emphasis on the evaluation and acquisition of primary storage, which is the repository for missioncritical and other production-oriented applications. However, dark or secondary data represents 80% of enterprise data and imposes an enormous burden on enterprise IT budgets. The lower level of visibility leaves secondary storage prone to insufficient management and low utilization.
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