Data Management Glossary
Data that is considered dead in a company but that still lurks around somewhere, often generated from ex-employees.
At Komprise, we refer to ZOMBIE DATA as network attached storage (NAS) file data that is owned by users that are no longer with the organization. This unstructured data resides on a company’s expensive NAS array taking up not only expensive primary storage space, impacting performance and resulting in higher data storage costs, but is typically being replicated and maybe even backed up. Storing this ZOMBIE DATA comes at great expense to enterprise IT organizations. The Komprise 2022 State of Unstructured Data Management Report found that enterprises are spending over 30% of their IT budget on data storage, backups and disaster recovery. Do you know how much of this data is Zombie Data?