In the past few years, IT shops have grown accustomed to letting their file systems grow to staggering capacities. File systems are advancing at similar rates to extend their capacity limits and design thresholds, especially around metadata management. However, this increased capacity lays the groundwork for extremely volatile situations.
Is your data safe? Will you be able to access it when you need it? How is your Storage solution architected? When was the last backup? If you even have a backup, how long will it take you to restore it? Questions all business leaders and CIOs should be asking.
Is a large, single name space file systems right for you?