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Data Center “Sprawl” Still a Major Problem

Our friends at Sepaton just shared the results of their latest annual survey of large enterprises with us, and the results are disturbing. First, data growth continues unabated with 50% of respondents reporting their data was growing from 20% to 70% annually and an additional 20% reported even higher annual growth rates. In addition, they find, data centers now face a growing challenge of “sprawl” as they add more and more systems to handle data growth. Fifty percent characterize their environments as having “moderate” or “severe” sprawl requiring them to routinely add data protection systems to scale performance or capacity.

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