Thursday, September 17, 2009

60 Storage Facts, Figures and Estimates

Many thanks to Fred Moore of Horison Information Strategies who compiled these facts from a wide variety of IT industry sources.

  1. Average annual digital storage demand rate (primary occurrence of data, all platforms)
    i. 35-40% for all data (2010-2011)
    ii. 20-25 for production data
    iii. >60% for fixed content, compliance and archive
  2. Amount of digital data stored on Unix, Windows and Linux systems WW
    >90%
  3. Average disk allocation levels for z/OS (eSeries mainframes using DFSMS suite)
    60-80+%
  4. Average disk allocation levels for iSeries (AS/400 servers)
    60-75%
  5. Average disk allocation levels for Unix/Linux systems
    30-45%
  6. Average magnetic disk allocation levels for Windows systems
    25-40%
  7. Average annual disk drive areal density increase
    35-50%
  8. Average annual disk drive performance improvement (seek, latency and data rate)
    <4%>
  9. Increase in disk drive capacity per actuator since the first disk drive in 1956
    400,000x (5MB to 2000 GB or 2 TB)
  10. Increase in native tape cartridge capacity since the first tape cartridge in 1984
    5,000x (200MB to 1,000 GB or 2.0TB compressed @ 2x)
  11. Recommended data center power consumption level
    100 - 500 watts per square foot
  12. Power usage breakdown in typical data center
    Chiller – 33%, IT gear – 30% (servers = 35%, storage = 30%), UPS – 18%, AC – 9%
  13. Average cost to build a Tier 3 data center
    ~$500 per square foot
  14. Electricity consumed by hi-density blade servers
    >7kW/rack and > 30kW/enclosure
  15. Annual average rate increase in US for electricity
    15 - 40% (depending on geography)
  16. Who gets the IT energy bill?
    Facilities team – 56%, IT team only 3%
  17. Average tape cartridge utilization levels for integrated virtual tape systems
    60-80%
  18. Typical range of non-mainframe disk data managed per administrator
    500GB – 28TB
  19. Typical amount of disk data managed per administrator (z/OS, mainframe)
    >75 TB
  20. Estimated range of automated tape data managed per administrator (all platforms)
    40TB to >1EB (varies widely based on library size)
  21. Percentage of storage staff (non-mainframe) time spent on storage provisioning
    22%
  22. Percentage of storage staff (non-mainframe) time spent on storage migrations
    13%
  23. Percentage of storage staff (non-mainframe) time spent on backup administration
    11%
  24. Annual growth rate of unwanted e-mail message traffic
    >350%
  25. WW number of mainframe machines installed (2008)
    8,000 – 9,000
  26. WW number of mainframe sites
    ~4,500
  27. Maximum possible distance from primary data center for synchronous replication
    50 miles
  28. Number of new mainframe customers since 2000
    500
  29. Percentage of customers retaining e-mail archives over 7 years
    9%
  30. Percentage of all e-mail traffic that is unwanted material
    ~90%
  31. Percentage of attacks form e-mail virus
    68%
  32. Percentage of all companies that don’t expect to move data to the cloud
    61% (July 13 09 CW survey – p27)
  33. Where does the CIO report?
    41% to CEO/pres, 23% to CFO, 16% to COO
  34. Percent of companies citing employees as the most likely source of hacking
    77%
  35. Percentage of US adults with more than 200GB of storage capacity
    10% (approximately 30 million)
  36. Percentage of digital data stored on removable media (primarily magnetic tape)
    ~75%
  37. Percentage of digital data stored on mobile (portable/personal) technologies
    50-60%
  38. Number of new (1st round) data storage companies funded in 2000
    92
  39. Number of new (1st round) data storage companies funded in 2007
    5
  40. Number of storage acquisitions in 2008
    67
  41. umber of new small businesses created in the US in 2005
    550,000
  42. Average revenues of InformationWeek 500 companies in 2008
    $11.03 B (was $9.0B in 2004 and $12.4B in 2001)
  43. IT as % of revenues in 2001 Fortune 1000
    3.88%
  44. IT as % of revenues in 2008 Fortune 1000
    2.80% (declining as a % of revenue)
  45. Percentage of IT organizations managing more than 10TB of disk data
    39%
  46. Average percentage of IT budget in the US spent on IT salaries and benefits
    32%
  47. Average percentage of IT budget in the US spent on compliance
    5%
  48. Average percentage of IT budget in the US spent on hardware
    16.3 % (projected to be 13.9% in 2011)
  49. Average percentage of IT budget in the US spent on services
    23.3% (projected to be 29.7% in 2011)
  50. Average percentage of IT budget in the US spent on personnel
    19.8% (projected to be 12.7% in 2011 - only if health-care costs are not covered)
  51. Average percentage of IT budget in the US spent on support and maintenance
    4.3% (projected to be 4.8% in 2011 - includes energy)
  52. Number of mid-market firms in the US in 2005 (100-999 employees)
    93,876
  53. Percentage of all IT jobs in businesses with fewer than 99 employees
    72%
  54. Percentage of WW IT workers considered mobile in 2009
    30%
  55. Projected size of India’s IT services industry in 2010
    $60 B
  56. Percentage of businesses who perform a regular interval DR testing plan
    52%
  57. Percentage of businesses who test DR plan once per year
    26%
  58. Percentage of businesses who only test mission-critical apps for DR
    47%
  59. Percentage of businesses who test all apps for DR
    22%
  60. Percentage of businesses who take backup tapes offsite daily, weekly, and monthly?
    Daily – 56%. Weekly -32%. Monthly - 4%.

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