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Storewiz Cites Cost Concerns

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- As annual storage growth rates continue to climb, issues such as rising power consumption, inefficiencies stemming from storing duplicate data files and the lack of budgeted expenditures for data storage are negatively impacting network storage environments at companies around the globe, according to results of an independent survey released today by Storewiz Inc., the only provider of primary storage data compression solutions.

The recently conducted third-party, storage-focused survey featured hundreds of respondents, including network administrators, system managers and other IT personnel from organizations of all sizes, who were asked questions pertaining to their companys storage infrastructure and their needs to control spiraling costs associated with increased hardware investment, management concerns and ever-growing backup storage windows.

Among the survey’s findings were:

  • Seventy-four percent of respondents say they are interested in reducing the size of stored data and management time by one-third, with 71 percent interested in cutting their backup time by an equal margin.
  • Eighty-two percent of companies do not have the budget for storage expenditures in the current quarter.
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