IT News - Storage

Getting Unstructured Data Under Control
The Next Platform, June 18th, 2020
Data growth is the one exponential we can all relate to and will continue to grow into the future

Jeffrey Burt writes The Next Platform, "IDC envisions that in 2025, the amount of data will be generated just for that year alone will be a staggering 175 zettabytes, and we will keep a lot of it with the desire of transforming data into information and then transmuting that into money. This is the promise of what we have called data processing and information technology for the past five decades, at least. And that will never change..."

Managing Data Migration Challenges
architectingIT, June 16th, 2020
Data migration is a thankless task that needs to be performed periodically during hardware refreshes, and of course, regularly to keep expensive storage systems tidy

Chris Evans writes in architectingIT, "Fortunately, for traditional block-based workloads, the introduction of technologies like server virtualisation have taken most of the pain out of the process. However, migrating unstructured data still seems to represent a challenge. As a result, we see solutions from companies like Hammerspace, Komprise and Datadobi looking to both ease the process and take advantage of hybrid multi-cloud configurations..."

Storage and memory, while connected, fulfill separate roles in a computer. Memory meets temporary data access needs and storage retains data and other files over the long term

Brett Cooper, Rodney Brown and Stacey Peterson write in SearchStorage, "The terms memory and storage both refer to a computer's internal storage space. Memory is where an application puts the data it uses during processing. A storage drive is where data is placed for long- or short-term retention.

The storage drive was traditionally an HDD, but SSDs with flash memory modules are now commonly used for primary storage. System memory, often referred to as random-access memory (RAM), is faster than disk or flash storage, but it's also usually more expensive on a per-gigabyte basis..."

The 2020 Data Attack Surface Report, sponsored by Arcserve, LLC, estimates data stored in the cloud will reach 100ZB by 2025, or 50% of the world's data

"Data growth is driven by a rapidly expanding universe of Internet users, apps, and IoT devices. More than 5 billion people currently access and store data on their digital devices and in the cloud. Roughly 7.5 billion people will be doing the same by 2030.

The report predicts 338 billion lines of new software code will be generated in 2025, up from 111 billion in 2017.

The IoT market is due to reach 31 billion connected devices this year and 75 billion IoT devices by 2025, according to Cisco..." - StorageNewsletter

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