It's a de-rigeur and throwaway statement to say that 'data is growing and that storage management is tough.' But all-too-often we move immediately to specific problem areas and specific potential solutions. This video piece - first released in slightly different form late last year but just as relevant today and updated for this blog - takes an objective look at what the type and scales of the challenges really are, and whether there's actually any reason for optimism that we might 'tame the data monster.' It's a massive topic to cram into a video of just 11 minutes, but should prove valuable to some, useful to many, and cathartic to just about anyone in the storage business!
Mark Peters, on Feb 21, 2013