You say you want a (data) revolution

If you’re staring down an ever-growing mountain of data and still working on plans for containing it, you’re not alone. But climbing to this particular summit requires a lot more than just technology: rather, taking full advantage of enterprise data requires nothing short of a transformation in the way the business operates. Core to this transformation will be the movement of businesses from long-established IT-based models of operation to a digital business model based on scale-out architectures and commodity hardware, according to Gartner research vice president Roger Cox. Cox, who presented a five-year storage scenario for enterprises at the company’s recent Infrastructure, Operations & Data Center Summit, says the digital business model will not be achievable with the status quo due to data growth, budget restrictions, increasing SLA demands, and…


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