Data proliferation


1. Data proliferation is an umbrella term concerned with the large number of files & amount of data stored by entities such as governments &businesses. These entities need more space& hardware, but data proliferation is moving faster than computer advancements.

2. It does not matter what type of information is stored, whether it is structured or unstructured, all that matters is that computer memory is being taken up.

3. Storing all this data can be difficult, leading to extra costs. Another problem with data proliferation is that the network on which the data is stored & all associated programs tends to slow down.

4. If an average computer user needs more computer memory, he typically just gets a large hard drive. When a large entity needs more memory, it typically must get more servers. A massive number of severs may be needed to hold everything the entity needs to store. This is because computer technology is not yet able to make a device capable of holding all the information, which means a large entity must continue buying & using more & more hardware.

5. Some data terms or problems only concerns one type of information. When it comes to data proliferation , it does not matter what type of data are involved. As long as computer memory is taken up at rapid rate, then data proliferation becomes a problem.

6. One of the many problems with data proliferation is cost. Aside from the cost of extra storage hardware, there also a physical storage & human resources costs.

7. The servers must be placed somewhere & people must be employed to ren the servers, resulting in cost that theoretically could become too much for an entity to sustain & lead to severely decreased profits.

8. Another problem concerns network speed, because that clogging of data may lead programs to move much slower, meaning employees can do less work during a workday.

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INFORMATION STORAGE & MANAGEMENT covered following topics in these notes.
  1. ILM
  2. Storage infrastructure
  3. Data proliferation
  4. Evolution of various storage technologies
  5. Data categorization
  6. Integrated VS Modular Array
  7. Component architecture of intelligent disk subsystem
  8. Intelligent disk subsystems overview
  9. Mapping n operations
  10. Storage system architecture
  11. RAID
  12. Hot spare
  13. Striping and Mirroring
  14. SAN security
  15. JBOD
  16. Elements of DAS,NAS,CAS,SAS
  17. Limitations of DAS
  18. Cloud vocabulary
  19. NAS security
  20. Management of DAS,NAS,CAS,SAN
  21. FC Connectivity
  22. Memory virtualization
  23. Data center concepts & requirements
  24. Network virtualization
  25. Server
  26. Architectural Framework ISM

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