The growing amount of data is forcing IT departments to change the approach to the management of their resources. A key aspect is the efficiency and flexibility of using all available resources. Effective data storage is not cheap purchase of infrastructure. It is estimating, at every stage: in the time of purchase, implementation and maintenance, costs for the user.
Managing storage resources in many cases means built-in operating system software of disk arrays serving a range of features and capabilities. Currently, the standard becomes mechanisms such as deduplication, compression, snapshots, replication or tiering.