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Data Storage Protection Trends: Ten Storage Trends to Watch

Data protection has suddenly become hot once again. After years languishing as an unexciting item on every storage managers to-do list, it has once again moved to top of mind. This may be a sign of the times: growing cloud adoption, the rise of the distributed enterprise and the demand for analytics are all driving data protection to the forefront. Here are some of the top trends in this area.

Data Centricity

Bob Hammer, CEO of Commvault, believes the market is undergoing a fundamental shift. The traditional role of IT was to put up the infrastructure, then figure out how to fit in the apps and the data. But that may not work anymore.

“We are seeing a shift from an infrastructure-centric to a data-centric view,” said Hammer. “In the past, data was centralized and now it is distributed.”