Introduction: Designing a Total Data Storage Solution: Technology, Implementation, and Deployment

BUSINESS MODELS HAVE ALTERED. Old formulas on just saving the company money no longer apply to a data management solution. Stressful but successful careers in data management are based on how well money is invested in technology for use by the enterprise, with realistic expectations set for returns on those investments. It is all too easy to say, “No, we are not going to spend anything, everything is running well” but this thinking only mortgages an enterprise’s future for short-term profits for a scant few quarters. Shortsightedness does not push an enterprise to the forefront of its industry, nor into a leadership role. Enterprise survivability ...

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