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31% of Enterprises Plan to Deploy Storage Systems for Big Data Within the Next Six Months


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Today’s IP news roundup highlights some of the latest headlines in big data, unified communications and more:

  • IDC’s first survey on storage infrastructure for big data and analytics (BD&A) revealed that the need for storage will increase as more organizations adopt big data. Just under 31% of survey respondents plan to start deploying enterprise storage systems for data analytics infrastructure within the next six months. This means that the storage market is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 53% between 2011 and 2016.

“Storage will be one of the biggest areas of infrastructure spending for big data and analytics environments over the forecast period,” said Ashish Nadkarni, Research Director, Storage Systems. “Revenue from storage consumed by BD&A environments will increase from a mere $379.9 million in 2011 to nearly $6 billion in 2016. This growth will come largely from capacity-optimized systems (including dense enclosures), however, software-based distributed storage systems with internal disks to store post-processed data will also be embraced by some users.” For more information on the storage infrastructure for BD&A survey, see the IDC press release.

  • The global big data market in the telecom sector is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 55.24% between 2011 and 2015. According to a new report from Research and Markets, “One of the major drivers is the data explosion across telecom enterprises. The increase in calling and internet browsing has resulted in data explosion within telecom companies. Big data solutions are performed on this vast pool of data for improving operational efficiency.” For more information on the Global Big Data Market in the Telecom Sector report, see the Research and Markets press release.  
  • The TechTarget blog outlined the costs of on-premise versus hosted unified communications (UC). According to the article, a hosted UC system can greatly reduce your CAPEX, as you don’t need the hardware associated with on-premise telephony/UC solutions. In addition, a hosted UC system can reduce or eliminate costs associated with equipment installation, service contracts and equipment upgrades. For more information on the costs of hosted versus on-premise UC, see the TechTarget article.
  • And finally … the White House may veto the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). According to Computerworld, “The administration …  remains concerned that the bill does not require private entities to take reasonable steps to remove irrelevant personal information when sending cybersecurity data to the government or other private sector entities.” If the bill is presented to President Obama, his advisers would recommend that he veto it. For more information on CISPA, see the Computerworld article.

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