Businesses across the globe are managing ever-increasing quantities of data and the level of growth in data management requirements could pose a problem for firms if they are not prepared.
This is the view of vice-president of emerging technologies at DataDirect Networks Mike Vildibill, who told The Register that with drive sizes now rising to more than six to eight terabytes, it is imperative spare capacity should be built into networks to cope during periods of downtime.
“With these bigger drives, the array rebuild times are getting so long that it can even take days, depending on the workload,” he told the news provider.
Mr Vildibill argued that, as a result, many customers are now becoming worried that if they should suffer a second failure during that rebuild period, they will have big problems.
Not only that, but the lack of flexibility that such large drive sizes bring means data recovery efforts could also be compromised, and this is something that should be avoided at all costs.
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