INTRODUCTION   

Organizations today are overwhelmed with data. Besides user-created data such as spreadsheets, documents, videos, audio recordings, presentation files, computer-aided design files, schematics, and health and regulatory data, as part of its ongoing management the system creates its own data. Servers and other networking equipment keep logs of activity and events; data is created in aggregate for statistics and reporting, and databases support the applications used by employees every day. Some of this data must be kept confidential, but some of it needs to be available at all times to keep the business running. You, or someone like you, will likely be asked to keep it running.

The Importance of Storage

As more and more data ...

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