Federal Data Centers Addressing Data Storage Issues

May 29, 2012 3 Comments »

Federal data centers are very quickly getting saturated with data and this is forcing them to adapt storage architecture which helps optimize Big Data storage. For the past 4 years, the federal IT budget has been relatively flat but there is an increased in big data and a concomitant need to store Big Data too. The growth in data storage needs have been showing a growth between 30 and 40% every year. This is a complex figure given the fact that IT funding has been tight and there is a rather pressing need to reduce costs. Storage has also become a crucial issue because of the growth of cloud computing and the need for data center consolidation. For most of the federal agencies, a tiered storage architecture has been the technology of choice.

Depending on the various needs like speed of data access, data protection, archiving requirements to name a few components, federal agencies will need to put together data storage architecture.

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About Rakesh Dogra

Rakesh is a member of writing team at Data Center Journal. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and CoC in Marine Engineering from Maritime and CoastGuard Agency, UK. His Post Graduation in Computing is from Newcastle upon Tyne and Northumbria Universities, UK. Has years of experience in sailing as Marine Engineer in deep ocean going vessels. Currently owns and operates an outsourcing consultancy as well.

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