Big data is everywhere. Today’s exponential growth of data, transactions and digitally-aware devices is demanding larger and larger amounts of unstructured data storage and management. However, as each department or division attempts to satisfy its own storage needs, your organization can find itself with many disparate systems isolated from each other. This can result in expensive resource duplication, complicated management and isolated pools of data. In addition, the resulting islands of information may hold valuable insights that may not be accessible in such a disparate environment.
Also, as disk drives become increasingly more dense, traditional RAID is no longer an effective mechanism for data protection since it can take from several hours or even days to rebuild a failed drive, which can increase the chance of multi-disk failures.