Today’s storage admin is witnessing an unprecedented explosion in the amount of unstructured data being created, collected, and processed by the enterprise. According to research by the mcKinsey global institute1, the amount of data being generated globally is growing at a rate of 40% per year. This data deluge has a direct impact on the storage admin, with growing complexity threatening to is being used is shifting as well, complicated by the accelerating demand for new social, mobile, and
big data implementations.
Applications based on these emerging, modern technologies differ in many ways from traditional
enterprise applications. A key distinguishing factor is the applications’ voracious appetite for
unstructured data, including images, video, documents, and text, that must be easily accessed and
shared via web-based protocols.