IDC estimates that by the year 2020, worldwide there will be 40 zetabytes (ZB) of data. This represents a 5000% growth rate from 2010 to 2020.
As businesses evolve to become more data driven, managing the explosion of data is proving to be a significant challenge. Solving the need for extra capacity is pushing existing storage administration personnel beyond their capabilities, requiring additional operational investment.
So what do you do? A software defined data infrastructure, gives greater control back to the IT organizations. This allows you to transform your storage infrastructure from expensive, proprietary vendor-specific hardware, into open-source based software and commodity hardware. SUSE can be your trusted advisor as you evaluate alternative enterprise data storage solutions.
Considerations to keep in mind:
- Determine the different types of data your business has and what type of data storage you need.
- Find a solution that is highly scalable, resilient and cost-efficient.
- Utilize a self-healing and self-managing option that delivers storage functionality comparable to mid and high-end storage products—at a fraction of the cost.