Posts Tagged ‘storage’

Most mid-sized businesses ignore the risks of technology disasters

Symantec (producers of Norton antivirus software) has produced compelling evidence that small and mid-sized businesses are seldom well-prepared to deal with technology disasters. Their 2009 SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey (based on interviews with more than 1650 respondents from 28 countries in North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America) shows a large discrepancy between how SMBs perceive their disaster readiness and their actual level of preparedness.

The data also suggests SMB downtime costs their customers tens of thousands of euros each year. As a result, the findings show that SMBs can – and often do – lose business as a direct result of being unprepared for disasters.

Storage market improving, says IDC research

Worldwide external disk storage systems factory revenues posted year-over-year growth of 17.1%, totaling $5.0 billion, in the first quarter of 2010 (1Q10), according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker.

For the quarter, the total disk storage systems market grew to $6.7 billion in revenues, representing 18.8% growth from the prior year’s first quarter. Total disk storage systems capacity shipped reach 3,397 petabytes, growing 55.2% year over year.

Virtualisation is a key step to cloud computing

Corporations have built business plans by setting their sights on virtualising – over the passage of time – all layers of their architecture for a premium benefit.  Virtualising resources, even if you do it over time, can create noteworthy savings and flexibility.  It is also why virtualisation is an initial technology for Cloud computing.