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ERIC Number: EJ819066
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0192-592X
A Tight Squeeze
Ramaswami, Rama
T.H.E. Journal, v35 n10 p30-36 Oct 2008
The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) does not mince words when describing the looming data storage problem. In its 2007 report, "Solving the Coming Archive Crisis--the 100-Year Dilemma," the trade group asserts that the volume of disparate digital information sources being kept online for long-term preservation is overwhelming and leading to a crisis of cost, business risk, and complexity. It was not so long ago that a 40-gigabyte hard drive seemed gigantic, but today it seems that gigabytes and terabytes--and even petabytes, which are 1,000 times the size of terabytes--are not enough to store the volume of data people generate. As federal and state agencies demand that more information be kept for longer periods of time, organizations are running out of space faster than ever. This article reports that as government regulations mandate the long-term retention of districts' rising volume of information, K-12 IT directors are using new storage area network (SAN) tools to manage this increasing volume of data.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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