Unstructured data in organizations is exploding and out of control. The number of documents, spreadsheets, presentations, media files and other business data sitting on file servers, NAS devices, and semi-structured repositories like SharePoint is massive and growing fast. According to Gartner, 80% of organizational data is unstructured, and unstructured data will grow by 650% in the next five years.
Data protection is necessary to safeguard an organization's customers, employees, business partners and investors. It is fundamental in securing an organization's intellectual property and competitive edge, and for maintaining the organizational trust required for it to properly function. Ongoing, scalable data protection and management require technology designed to handle an ever-increasing volume and complexity - a metadata framework.