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November 2018, Vol. 17, No. 8

Automated data management is a crucial part of IT's future

Readers of this column know I'm preoccupied with the idea of automated data management. Data management is where the proverbial rubber meets the road when it comes to the future of IT. You can software-define to your heart's content, hyper-converge until it hurts, but the simple truth is the coming data deluge, combined with eagerness to divine nonintuitive truth from all that data and the government's desire to ensure the privacy of those who produce the data, spells trouble for the not-too-distant future. There will be too much data, too much storage infrastructure and too many storage services for human administrators to manage. Some sort of automated technology will be required. Time is running out, however: The zettabyte (ZB) apocalypse is on the horizon. The coming zettabyte apocalypse IDC projected more than 160 ZB -- that's one followed by 17 zeros -- of new data by 2024. Microsoft Azure analysts reported a year or so back the entire annualized manufacturing capacity of disk and non-volatile RAM storage vendors totaled ...

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