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Primeur weekly 2013-10-07

Focus

2013: Another year on the road to Exascale - An Interview with Thomas Sterling and Satoshi Matsuoka - Part II ...

The Cloud

First official release of COMPSs programming environment  ...

Bull acquires FastConnect and speeds up its development in Cloud and Big Data ...

HP Enterprise Cloud Services selected for USPS Federal Cloud Credential Exchange ...

NIH launches first phase of Microbiome Cloud Project ...

EuroFlash

iMENTORS: Find ICT4D partners on a map ...

The DataScale consortium tackles the challenges of Big Data in High Performance Computing ...

Bull launches bullion fast data analytics to process in real-time the massive amounts of data generated by the digital world ...

Quantum computers: Trust is good, proof is better ...

USFlash

National Science Foundation awards $12 million to SDSC to deploy 'Comet' supercomputer ...

Cray to install a liquid-cooled Cray CS300 cluster supercomputer at Mississippi State University ...

Cray adds NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors to its line of Cray XC30 supercomputers ...

Rensselaer at Petascale: AMOS among the world’s fastest and most powerful supercomputers ...

Indiana University secures $6 million contract to operate NOAA science network ...

TACC receives NSF grant to deploy innovative new data resource ...

TACC launches mobile app ...

Independent survey finds a majority of IT organisations rarely delete data and grapple with challenge of managing long-term data storage ...

DataDirect Networks and Sierra Detention Systems collaborate to offer world class physical security solution for scalable mission critical video surveillance applications ...

IBM teams with leading universities to advance research in cognitive systems ...

Oracle introduces new x86 servers ...

UC San Diego and University of Maryland researchers to build 'WIFIRE' cyberinfrastructure ...

YarcData announces new Urika software release for Big Data analytics ...

$16 million for coal energy research ...

Independent survey finds a majority of IT organisations rarely delete data and grapple with challenge of managing long-term data storage

23 Sep 2013 Boulder - Spectra Logic has issued the results of an independent survey conducted by market research agency, Vanson Bourne. The survey, completed in August 2013, includes responses from 300 U.S. and U.K.-based IT decision makers and reveals how organisations are currently managing long-term data storage and the challenges associated with long-term data retention. The results highlight that the majority of IT decision makers at large organisations use manual processes to analyse and migrate stored data, rarely delete data, and add more storage when necessary.

Organisations across a number of sectors, including media and entertainment, life sciences, medical imaging, oil and gas, government, and video surveillance, are choosing to retain much of their data for extended periods. A number of factors influence the trend toward extended data retention, including regulatory, compliance or governance requirements, as well as the opportunity to repurpose and monetize information in the future.

The survey revealed that:

1. 68 percent of total respondents, including 81 percent of U.S.-based respondents, manually analyse and move their long-term data to different locations, and delete limited amounts of stored data. This finding reflects the current data centre trend toward needing to retain more than just e-mail and compliance data for future reference. Great tools have been created for long term storage and access to structured data; however, current unstructured file data migration to cost-effective tiers often requires more manual migration.

  • This response was slightly more pronounced in organisations with 1,001-3,000 employees, as 71 percent of those organisations and 65 percent of organisations with more than 3,000 employees noted they manage their long-term storage in this manner.

2. 62 percent of respondents, including 77 percent of U.S.-based respondents, manage long-term data storage by adding more capacity when necessary and rarely delete data. This finding reflects the growing recognition of the value of data to business growth and success. Retaining historical data is helping fuel business analytics that predict future trends.

  • 65 percent of organisations with 1,001 to 3,000 employees and 59 percent of organisations with more than 3,000 employees noted they manage their long-term storage in this manner.

3. When it comes to storing data in the Cloud, 63 percent of respondents expect to keep stored data for up to five (5) years. In addition, of all respondents surveyed more than 60 percent view cost as a barrier to storing data in the Cloud for longer periods of time than they do currently.

"The survey findings illustrate the need for new storage options that allow organisations to reduce the time spent manually managing long-term storage and easily interface with low cost storage tiers", stated Molly Rector, executive vice president of product management and worldwide marketing, Spectra Logic. “The low-cost nature of tape, combined with its scalability and durability, ensures it will continue to play an important role in modern and evolving IT environments."
Source: Spectra Logic

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-10-07

Focus

2013: Another year on the road to Exascale - An Interview with Thomas Sterling and Satoshi Matsuoka - Part II ...

The Cloud

First official release of COMPSs programming environment  ...

Bull acquires FastConnect and speeds up its development in Cloud and Big Data ...

HP Enterprise Cloud Services selected for USPS Federal Cloud Credential Exchange ...

NIH launches first phase of Microbiome Cloud Project ...

EuroFlash

iMENTORS: Find ICT4D partners on a map ...

The DataScale consortium tackles the challenges of Big Data in High Performance Computing ...

Bull launches bullion fast data analytics to process in real-time the massive amounts of data generated by the digital world ...

Quantum computers: Trust is good, proof is better ...

USFlash

National Science Foundation awards $12 million to SDSC to deploy 'Comet' supercomputer ...

Cray to install a liquid-cooled Cray CS300 cluster supercomputer at Mississippi State University ...

Cray adds NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors to its line of Cray XC30 supercomputers ...

Rensselaer at Petascale: AMOS among the world’s fastest and most powerful supercomputers ...

Indiana University secures $6 million contract to operate NOAA science network ...

TACC receives NSF grant to deploy innovative new data resource ...

TACC launches mobile app ...

Independent survey finds a majority of IT organisations rarely delete data and grapple with challenge of managing long-term data storage ...

DataDirect Networks and Sierra Detention Systems collaborate to offer world class physical security solution for scalable mission critical video surveillance applications ...

IBM teams with leading universities to advance research in cognitive systems ...

Oracle introduces new x86 servers ...

UC San Diego and University of Maryland researchers to build 'WIFIRE' cyberinfrastructure ...

YarcData announces new Urika software release for Big Data analytics ...

$16 million for coal energy research ...