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Rethinking Enterprise Storage: A Hybrid Cloud Model by Marc Farley

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Chapter 4. Taming the capacity monster

Data growth appears to be an unstoppable force in our digital world. There is virtually no cost to create and copy data, but it can be relatively expensive to store and manage. The challenge for IT teams is finding solutions that mitigate the storage and management costs of all this growing data and give them a way to accommodate data growth more flexibly in a more orderly, measured fashion. This chapter discusses some of the existing technologies IT teams use to manage their storage capacity and how the hybrid data management architecture of the Microsoft hybrid cloud storage (HCS) solution gives them powerful, new automated tools for managing data growth.

The need for flexible storage

File systems and databases ...

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