As IT demands grow, data growth grows unbridled and heterogeneous environments – both locally and in the cloud – IT specialists are struggling to scale and expand existing server and data storage. Up to 80 percent of the stored data is inactive. They occupy expensive storage, burden the performance of the systems and also require costly administration effort. A traditional HSM pushes its limits here and is unable to distribute the data meaningfully and economically to different systems. The result: storing, archiving, and managing large volumes of unstructured data are becoming increasingly complex and expensive.