End Of Big Storage

The storage array (monolithic storage) was never designed for data growth rates of 60% or more per year that we experience today. Born in the mid-80's, the storage array was designed to handle data growth roughly related to the 6-8% growth rate of a business. Growth of 6-8% means that systems could easily last for five years or more before major upgrades where required. Annual growth rates of 60% (IDC, Gartner) means that every 18 months your storage array runs out of capacity and forces you into a disruptive upgrade that starts the cycle over again.

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