TechTarget White Paper – Managing Storage Costs at the Petabyte-Plus Level
Explosive data growth is causing major challenges for IT professionals— and those challenges get even more daunting once data volumes approach the petabyte level. How can organizations keep storage costs from spiraling out of control when data doubles every year and terabytes turn into petabytes? Download this TechTarget white paper to find out why RAID plus replication becomes unsustainable at the petabyte mark, and how object-based dispersed storage can replace RAID and replication to dramatically reduce costs.
eGuide: The Definitive Guide to Object-Based Dispersed Storage
Dispersed storage is an innovative new method that uses information dispersal algorithms to deliver high levels of scalability, availability and security while reducing storage costs up to 90%. This eGuide provides a comprehensive overview of this breakthrough technology, including a step-by-step look at how dispersed storage works and the features that enable unmatched scalability, availability and security. You’ll also find information about real-world use cases and a checklist to help you determine whether dispersed storage is right for your organization.
Computerworld White Paper - A Big Step forward for Big Data Tamers
IDC expects a 61.4 percent CAGR in storage spending between now and 2015—with some companies spending as much of 70 percent of their infrastructure budgets on storage. This growth is being driven by the avalanche of new data—especially unstructured data—that users and companies are creating. This Cleversafe-sponsored white paper from Computerworld looks at the real-world challenges associated with managing big data, including data duplication, performance, compliance and the need to analyze growing volumes of both real-time and historical data.
Paradigm Shift in Digital Asset Storage
Cleversafe’s introduction of a new paradigm for storing and distributing digital assets allows IT management to eliminate the use of copy-based and parity-based storage solutions. This method offers a significantly more cost-effective and reliable method of storing and securing digital assets. The deployment of a Cleversafe Dispersed Storage™ Network (dsNet) can streamline workflow while ensuring that data is never corrupted or lost; the network can be situated anywhere in the world, allowing companies the flexibility to use cost-effective facilities and power options.
Why RAID is Dead for Big Data Storage
Data is exploding, growing 10x every five years. Current data storage systems based on RAID arrays were not designed to scale to this type of data growth. As a result, the cost of RAID-based storage systems increases as the total amount of data storage increases, while data protection degrades, resulting in permanent digital asset loss. Information Dispersal, a new approach for the challenges brought on by big data, is cost-effective at the petabyte and beyond levels for digital content storage. Further, it provides extraordinary data protection, meaning digital assets are preserved essentially forever. Executives who make a strategic shift from RAID to Information Dispersal can realize cost savings in the millions of dollars for their enterprises with at least one petabyte of digital content.
Media and Entertainment Goes Digital
Meeting nearline storage and distribution needs reliability and cost effectively. The shift from analog to digital for both content creation and distribution has created challenges for Media and Entertainment companies. Top challenges include delivering to a plethora of distribution channels created by an on-demand model, monetizing the long tail of digital distribution, and protecting digital assets as systems swell to the multi-petabyte range.