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[January 01, 2014]

Survey shows high demand for data storage [Business Times (Malaysia)]

(Business Times (Malaysia) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) KUALA LUMPUR: There is a voracious appetite for data storage in Malaysia, according to IDC, a specialist in market research and analysis in information technology.

In its Smart Data Management Survey 2013 results, IDC found that big data usage in Malaysia includes the capture and analysis of transactional data, log files, text from communication systems, web logs, sensor/machine-to-machine data, video, audio, chats on social networks and global positioning system data from mobile devices.

Survey participants want to be able to securely access company data from outside the office from any device, locate company data quickly for compliance or e-Discovery purposes, perform a global search for company data across multiple data silos/repositories and quickly retrieve old data or files (of more than five years).

In his report, Daniel-Zoe Jimenez, a senior program manager for Big Data & Analytics and NGEA at IDC, noted that the main issues driving companies towards big data storage include compliance with regulations and internal and external audits, following e-Discovery policies (legal hold protocols, court orders, analysis, markup and production), and internal rules and policies.

In Malaysia, 75 per cent of those surveyed said having access to the right data at the right time in order to support decision-making, analysis or planning requirements is critical.

Robert Hammer, the chief executive officer of CommVault, a United States-based software company dealing with data and information management solutions, said businesses are asking how much data they have and whether the data is protected.

Hammer said CommVault has the know-how to put all data on a single platform for its customers and this translates into cost-savings as well as reliability and scalability as their business grows.

"We are dedicated to providing organisations worldwide with a better way to protect, manage and access data and information," Hammer added.

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