Storage is Changing; analytics, file stores, research data, disk to disk backups and other new workloads are placing a strain on traditional IT storage technology. New workloads demand new protocols and APIs like S3, Swift and Hadoop, but it’s not always silos. Sometimes traditional apps need to access the same spaces. A whole new level of flexibility is required.
Laptops, mobile phones, and the ever-increasing number of tablets, are placing a strain on traditional IT network defences. Highly portable devices, which are often not protected with any anti-virus or anti-malware software, are being connected to a multitude of open (insecure) café/home/airport/hotel networks. As a result, they are frequently being compromised.