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175ZB of Data is Coming

Are you ready?


Data growth is a reality. Organizations add infrastructure to keep up but often find themselves creating data silos without a consolidated view across systems. Managing and protecting these growing data assets is becoming untenable without continuous visibility of what and how much you have, where it is, its change rate and its value.


Hear from IDC Research Director, Amita Potnis on:

  • the 3 C’s of Modern Unstructured Data Management using Metadata
  • how Igneous is equipping IT teams with the means to Connect Context to Content for immediate business impact


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Today, the most important realization for any organization adopting a hybrid cloud/multicloud strategy should be that data is a critical asset and its value depends upon how it is ultimately used. If data sits in silos, its value cannot be realized unless tools such as Igneous' DataDiscover and DataProtect are implemented.
Amita Potnis
Research Director, IDC

Metadata Management is Critical for Today's Unstructured Data Management Challenges

Proactively using metadata to provide visibility and “structure” to unstructured data across a diverse infrastructure can address these questions and drive top & bottom-line business outcomes:

  • What do you make of the ever-increasing datasets, files, and projects?
  • How do you optimize storage infrastructure (for primary and secondary storage and backup + archiving) to drive cost efficiencies?
  • How do you prevent creating data silos in the first place?


IDC predicts that the Global Datasphere will grow from 33ZB inb2018 to 175ZB by 2025, much of which will be unstructured data. Such data growth puts intense pressure on IT organizations to manage and maintain infrastructure and keep data secure and available at all times.




As unstructured data sets continue to grow within siloed storage infrastructure, organizations need to have the means to bring structure and context to their data sets. Tools that enable context through metadata —accelerated data classification, tagging, and indexing — allow organizations to search, find, retrieve, and analyze data at faster speeds, at greater scale, and with greater efficiency than otherwise would be possible.



IDC research indicates that organizations plan to incorporate hybridcloud/multicloud storage strategies in their infrastructure road maps, thereby increasing the possibility of data silos. Cloud adoption will add to the need for robust data management systems to help organizations become data centric and data driven.


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