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This chapter focuses on data storage solutions and techniques for dealing with Mark Kryder’s law in the modern enterprise network, where terabytes of data can be found on individual desktop computers and multigigabyte flash drives are embedded in phones, watches, pocket knives, and even coffee mugs. File size has expanded to meet the growing capacity of computing systems, storage devices, and transmission mechanisms. Logging and archival storage systems can seriously affect performance and storage throughput, while extending capacity requirements by an order of magnitude or more. E-mail presents one of the most volatile data storage requirements in a network enterprise. Storage capacity faces a constant threat posed by the ever-increasing flood of information pouring into local and central file stores throughout a network enterprise. The architect must identify existing storage mechanisms and practices before attempting to create cohesive storage management policies.