At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how much data your data center handles. It doesn’t matter what sort of hardware is in place. It doesn’t really even matter what sort of environmental controls are in place. All of those are merely factors, elements through which Operators reach for the Holy Grail of the data world: Efficiency.
Virtualization has driven server efficiency, consolidated VoIP networks have driven network efficiency, and Data Deduplciation has driven storage efficiency. Each of these technologies contribute to another factor while considering the efficiency of your technology systems.
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