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Groundhog Day – The Storage Version

Groundhog-DayWe all know the movie – Bill Murray plays an annoyed and despondent weatherman sent to Punxsutawney Pennsylvania to cover Groundhog Day for yet another year! On awaking the ‘following’ day he discovers that it’s Groundhog Day again, and again, and again.

There are parallels to Groundhog Day with the way we look at IT storage. Let’s focus in on file data or unstructured data, meaning it is not in a database. According to IDC, “Unstructured information – such as files, email, video – will account for 90% of all data created over the next decade, yet the number of IT professionals available to manage all this data will grow by 1.5 times today’s levels.”

And what is the current “status quo”? Let’s throw more storage iron at it. Tech refreshes, capacity upgrades, more arrays. To use another movie analogy, file storage is becoming another “Money Pit”, if it’s not one thing it’s another.

How Can We Get to February 3rd?

In Groundhog day, Bill Murray’s character only stops the insane repetition after much soul searching and a dramatic change in his ways.

So it’s time to stop accepting the status quo and re-think the way we are managing file data. Nasuni is an enterprise storage company that provides global organizations with a simple, unified storage solution. By combining on-premises hardware with cloud storage, Nasuni delivers a secure, all-in-one data storage solution that provides local performance for users, simplified and centralized management for IT, and an easily scalable, complete storage service for the global enterprise.

Nasuni is storage as a service and it allows you to eliminate:

  • On premises storage arrays
  • Backup and disaster recovery hardware and software
  • The need to manage the storage arrays including updates, maintenance and capacity upgrades
  • WAN Acceleration

Nasuni greatly reduces overall TCO on storage while shifting the paradigm away from hardware and software to storage as a service, from constantly planning for file growth with unlimited scalability and by moving from capital expense to operational expense.

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Isn’t it time for some soul searching that can push us beyond February 2nd?
After all, isn’t the definition of insanity doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results?

To learn more, watch this short video – Nasuni in 90 seconds

Also on the Nasuni Blog:
Overcoming The Data Deluge [Infographic]
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