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Inescapable Data: Harnessing the Power of Convergence by John Webster, Chris Stakutis

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Chapter Eleven. Computer Storage Impacted by Inescapable Data

 

We'd have to hollow out Mars to hold all the new data if it weren't for the massive increases in storage densities and reduced cost.

 
 --Jack McDonnell, the “Mc” in McData and former CEO of the prominent storage networking company

Introduction

The essence of Inescapable Data is the aggregation of potentially massive amounts of data in ways that yield new sources of information. To accomplish the aggregation, one of the goals is to keep data moving—because data in motion has an opportunity to be accessed by more applications, resulting in greater value. Data has to rest sometime, however, and classically, it rests on storage devices. What is happening in the data storage world has a direct ...

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