Research that shows how quickly the amount of electronic data that businesses generate and store is everywhere these days, but what’s often missing from the conversation is information for businesses struggling to keep up in the storage race.

Growing businesses, in particular, can struggle to deal with today’s storage demands. When they start out as a small business, a central file server, an external hard drive and an online backup service can be enough to get employees the files and data they need and protect them from disaster. But as the number of employees grows, and the demands in terms of data storage capacity, backup, archiving and regulatory compliance take hold, those solutions are quickly overwhelmed.