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Fragmented secondary data worries IT execs: survey

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A survey conducted by Vanson Bourne for hyperconvergence vendor Cohesity reveals extensive concern about the fragmentation of secondary data.

A total of 900 senior IT decision makers in various countries were surveyed, 100 of them in Australia.

Eighty-seven percent of Australian respondents thought their organisation's secondary data (back-ups, archival copies, plus data for analytics, test/dev, etc) was fragmented across silos, making it nearly impossible to manage in the long term.

Respondents cited concerns including competitive threats, compliance risks, job losses, sinking morale, and missed opportunities to increase revenue.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, 84% of Australian respondents said it was important to solve this challenge.

One cause of fragmentation is the use of different products for different purposes. Forty-four percent of Australian respondents said they used six or more different products for secondary data, 56% had between four and 15 copies of the same data, and 85% stored data in two or more public clouds (often with multiple copies of the same data in the same or multiple clouds).

"IT leaders globally are wrestling with mass data fragmentation and the snowball effect caused by this critical infrastructure challenge," said Cohesity chief executive and founder Mohit Aron.

"Data silos create compute and management silos and it becomes nearly impossible for organisations to solve this constantly growing problem. Data becomes a burden when it really should serve as a competitive asset."

Cohesity's approach is to build a data platform — branded Cohesity DataPlatform — that can be overlaid with services (eg, Cohesity Helios), allowing one copy of secondary data to be used for multiple purposes, ANZ managing director Theo Hourmouzis (pictured) told iTWire.

"We don't aim to be the one and only data platform... our focus is on secondary storage," he said.

Hourmouzis likens this arrangement to the smartphone, which consolidated a variety of devices (phone, pager, camera, MP3 player, satnav) into one, but really came into its own when third-party apps became available. Similarly, Helios would soon support third-party apps so that processing (eg analytics) is brought to the data rather than vice versa.

The Vanson Bourne report is available here (registration required), and Cohesity discusses the issue of data fragmentation here.

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