Capture & Store Data Once
Write data to disk once during its lifecycle. The accelerating velocity at which data is being created as well as the sheer magnitude of data being managed will overwhelm network capacity, rendering impractical any attempt to move data electronically.
Automate Data Movement to Less Expensive Storage
The storage system must continually migrate data to less expensive storage, letting customers lower their overall storage cost. The key metric for storing data becomes cost/GB/month for storing the data. Once this metric is developed for a specific organization, then the year-to-year planning process will focus on reducing this cost.
Design for ever-increasing Data Variety, Data Volume & Data Velocity
The storage system must demonstrate the ability to scale in three dimensions: Data types which will evolve and extend over time, the daily ingest requirement which will continue to increase, and the overall capacity of the storage system which will expand at accelerating rates.
Deploy a Federated, Global Namespace
Adopting namespace technologies that support billions of objects in a single namespace eliminates cost and complexities.