The Big Picture – IT Trends That Matter – Information Growth

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  This post is the third in a four – part series on IT Trends That Matter In my previous posts on IT Trends That Matter  I reviewed four IT trends that Gartner had presented during a local Gartner session. In this post I’ll delve into Information Growth trends that are reshaping the IT environment. We’ve all heard of the “data deluge” or the “information explosion” and even “Big Data”…

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The Big Picture – IT Trends That Matter

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Last week I attended a Gartner event focusing on the top 10 IT trends for the year.  As always, Gartner is informative and forward looking.  I came away from the event with some interesting perspectives and something to think about. So from a time investment a few hours well spent! Today there are four IT trends converging that are changing the IT paradigm. Each on their own have significant impact.…

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A Sea Change in Big Data Deduplication

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This week we welcomed Big Data storage company, SeaChange to our Albireo partner program. SeaChange adds deduplication SeaChange is a leader in media-centric cloud storage and will embed our Albireo Data Optimization Software into the SeaChange Universal MediaLibrary (UML), the only media storage that supports both real time play-to-air and high performance production. This announcement turned heads in the storage industry as a commonly held belief is that video content and…

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Albireo: Stores More – Costs Less

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Information storage has become the Achilles heel of business and its IT arm. While the dilemma of recovery hangs over the heads of most corporations, information continues to grow at 50% to 70% or more per year and is becoming the albatross following the corporate ship that just never seems to go away. A recent Gartner User Survey (October 2010) ranks data growth as “the biggest data center hardware infrastructure…

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Taming the BIG DATA Beast

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BIG DATA has come on very strong over the last several months. It’s the new buzzword, the new topic du jour. Or, is it just a new name for Data Warehouse or Data Mart (oops! I said a 90’s phrase..or two)? Last week, (2/16) Steve Duplessie wrote a blog on ‘Why is Everyone so fired up About Big Data?’ In his unique style Steve raised some great points and for…

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BIG DATA It just may save your business …If you can afford it

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In my last 3 posts I have addressed data growth, IT budgets and Storage Costs and Data Affordability. Data Optimization is emerging as the enabler to drive economic recovery through its ability to significantly improve storage and data efficiency and deliver IT budget relief. Today’s Data Optimization is delivering performance and scalability that was not available in earlier generation data deduplication solutions. The result of this efficiency is that performance…

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