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July 2, 2013

Data outside the data centre

The data centre gets the spotlight when organisations look to improve their management and storage of data, but a growing proportion of the information in the average enterprise is found at its branch offices and on end-user devices.

Security vendor Symantec, for example, estimates that around 46% of the data in most enterprises is found outside their data centres. The volume of data outside the safe perimeter of the data centre is growing at a rapid rate, thanks to the rise of mobility and cloud computing.

In addition, many companies still maintain Windows file servers and low-end storage arrays in branch offices, so users can access applications and data without having network bottlenecks slow them down. This exposes companies to both data storage risks and inefficiencies.

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