We look at unstructured and semi-structured data and find increasing amounts of production workloads that have their own storage hardware - file and object - needs, including flash
IDC estimates that upwards of 80% of business information is likely to be formed of unstructured data by 2025.
And while 'unstructured' can be something of a misnomer, because all files have some sort of metadata by which they can be searched and ordered, for example, there are huge volumes of such data in the hands of businesses.
Data governance manages the availability, usability, integrity and security of data. Follow these best practices for governance as it relates to data storage.
Storage governance is increasingly critical as organizations face more data privacy regulations and use analytics to help improve IT operations and business.
Governance initiatives had focused on structured data stored in relational databases, but the process has become more complex. Structured, unstructured and semistructured data are all part of storage governance now, so it's crucial to have a comprehensive strategy.
Fear the NSA or other infiltration threats? We break down different approaches IT pros can take to encrypt data at rest in the public cloud, including service-managed keys, customer-managed keys, bring-your-own keys, and hold-your-own keys.
From aircraft and car manufacturers to pharmaceutical and high-tech companies, military institutions and suppliers - various industries fear espionage. While most of us are too irrelevant in the global struggle for economic and technological dominance, some companies and institutions are less relaxed. It is a real risk that foreign secret services might steal their business secrets and pass them to competitors.
Can (and should) they move their data to the cloud? How does encryption help them? In the following, we discuss four approaches to handling data-at-rest encryption in the cloud after elaborating on three basic patterns for integrating cloud (storage) services in enterprise application landscapes.
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