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The State of Data Storage Management: 2011 vs. 2012

In 2011, data storage management was all about centralization and consolidation. Now, the tide has turned to data reliability, security and performance. Learn why.
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The concerns of data storage management professionals stayed pretty much the same from November 2010 to January 2012--data loss and data security, and insufficient storage resources, budgets, disaster recovery plans and management all topped the list again. The strengthened focus on data protection can be seen in the rise in respondents listing data loss and security as important--from 40% in 2010 to 49% in 2011.

"As our survey shows, storage pros understand that data loss isn't an issue only when using outside services," wrote Marko in "State of Storage 2012." "It's now the leading storage concern in general."

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