The Stack Archive Whitepaper

Achieving big iron storage availability with commodity storage hardware

Fri 25 Apr 2014

Always-on Economy with Exponential Data Growth

The great data deluge is expanding as a wealth of information finds its way online and data is sliced, diced, and accessed around the clock. Most business is conducted online: Knowledge workers are working remotely now more than ever, outside of traditional 9-5 hours. And the always-on, global economy rewards only the strong and well prepared. We may have the technology to house the unprecedented data stores that result from these dynamics, but we’ve been lacking solutions to make them highly available in an efficient manner. In this increasingly pressurized competitive environment, the Internet of Things is relentlessly creating a global matrix of connectivity; social media is dominating our national psyche; mobility is the new mantra; and downtime is simply not an option.

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