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With storage utilization growing 60 to 100% yearly, ESM (Enterprise Storage Management) has become a critical mission for IT organizations. ESM issues encompass people, process, and technology.
Market researcher IDC forecasts that the $5.7 billion software segment of the storage business will grow at a 12% compound annual growth rate through 2007, vs. 4% for the more competitive hardware market.
ESM is a critical component of Disaster Recovery (DR) because the timely restoration of access to enterprise data is a critical business need. Ninety-three percent of companies that suffer a significant data loss are out of business within five years. 43% of U.S. businesses never reopen after a disaster, and 29% close within two years. ESM can help improve those numbers.
Enterprise Storage Management assists businesses in complying with existing and developing regulations concerning record keeping. Federal regulations require that privacy protections for some data and impose retention requirements for other data, ESM can assist in meeting both of those requirements.
A myriad of ESM tools are currently on the market, providing features such as heterogeneous support, centralized monitoring, alerting, trend analysis and intelligent reporting. Selecting the right tools for your enterprise can be a difficult and time-consuming process.
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