By Hu Yoshida
A Growing Problem
Every data center is made up of data and the infrastructure that harnesses it. The ability to receive, store, retrieve and utilize the data depends on the ability of the infrastructure to effectively support it. Enterprises are quickly realizing that present data center infrastructures are unable to effectively maintain and support the ever-increasing explosion of data growth. Legacy storage systems are unable to scale up in order to manage the increasing traffic volumes that are coming in through faster multi-core processors and web connections and cannot simply bolt on additional storage when they are already at maximum power capacity. Enterprises who try to replace these aging infrastructures run the risk of creating an even more disruptive and resource-intensive state. Aging storage infrastructures drive up operational costs and limit the availability of data that companies need in order to drive their businesses.