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There's a house on my block that is constantly under renovation. Last year, the owners added on an in-law suite. This spring, they expanded their kitchen. A neighbor told me there are in plans in the works to extend the deck before fall. All of this has me wondering are these folks really out of room in their house or are they just not making the best use of their space? This is a question many IT professionals are also asking these days as they face an ever-growing demand for storage space. With the growth in data, enterprises see a need to acquire more storage. IDC noted this in a recent report, which showed that worldwide storage software revenue grew by 10.3 percent in 2010 alone. IT budgets are tight, but that doesn't seem to be affecting the shopping list when it comes to storage. What about the space that already exists? That needs to be evaluated as well, and... (more)