Reliability prioritised over cost in data storage purchasing

Reliability is more important than cost when it comes to making data storage purchasing decisions, a new study has indicated.

Research from Western Digital found that 39 per cent of IT decision makers believe reliability is the most important factor regarding data storage purchasing decisions, in comparison to the 25 per cent who cite cost.

The findings also suggested that 55 per cent of respondents are having to catch up with modern trends in the industry as they are not storing all of the data required for business success over the long run.

Some 60 per cent of IT decision makers also noted how the ability to access data easily or the ability to process data were top challenges that stopped them from identifying the data’s value.

In order to meet data needs, 74 per cent of respondents are introducing “cold storage” and archiving capacity, whereas 81 per cent are starting to use data analytics to prioritise infrastructure investments.

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