“Just buy more storage!”
How many times have you heard that statement or something to that effect over the last few years when faced with large scale information growth?
The truth is we are all suffering from a data explosion, whether that is content specific (email) or just a result of the way you regularly interact with friends, family and colleagues (social media). The difference now is that truly we are reaching the limits of just buying or provisioning more storage to solve this problem. What do you realistically do with 500TB of PST file data? How to you unravel 10TB of Exchange mailbox database information?
The more information we hoard and store away the harder it eventually becomes to find that information and the harder it becomes for businesses to ensure that critical data is stored safely and that other non-critical data is not. It also becomes harder to enforce any kind of deletion of that data because, simply put, where do you start?...