Antoine Harb, Team Leader Middle East and North Africa at Kingston Technology discuss the rise of advanced data storage technologies that are going to play a big role in the coming days.
Over the years, the face of data storage has undergone a dramatic transformation simultaneous with the evolving needs of public and private sector enterprises, while the generation of data increases continually. The need for advanced data storage technology has become even greater this year, with businesses relying heavily more than ever on digital data solutions to ensure uninterrupted operations despite the restrictions brought about by the pandemic.
The information technology (IT) divisions of many companies have naturally shifted to advanced storage infrastructure to increase and improve their data storage capacity as part of their overall operational strategies. This has resulted in organizations deploying highly scalable cloud computing technology and upgrading their on-premise storage architectures.
Both multi-cloud and local storage systems remain the foundation for high storage performance. They are crucial to businesses that have already deployed or are looking to integrate artificial intelligence (AI), big data or the Internet of Things (IoT) into their business strategy. Such an incorporation leads to the creation of a large amount of structured and unstructured data alike. From flash storage and non-volatile memory express (NVMe) to cloud, modern data storage technologies have become vital to building an environment that can support mobility and accommodate exponential future data growth.
Experts have agreed that the rollout of all-flash technology will remain strong as businesses continue to look for ways to simplify the storage and management of their data at minimum costs. According to a survey by Spiceworks, the adoption of all-flash arrays, which are ideal for mission-critical applications, will increase rapidly this 2020 and beyond.
Leveraging parallel, low-latency data paths, the NVMe protocol offers significantly higher performance compared to legacy SATA protocols. It can support fast and complex workloads as well as high transaction volumes. As it guarantees highly efficient data storage, management and access without sacrificing performance, NVMe is one of the top storage technologies today. Due to these upgrades in speed and efficiency, it is changing the way businesses operate with data for the better.
Considered one of the biggest trends in cloud computing, multi-cloud enables easy storage and access of data, thereby allowing faster team collaboration and stronger support for different business needs. Many enterprises prefer to deploy a multi-cloud strategy due to its high reliability, security and efficiency.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
The present trend is pointing to increased AI adoption thanks to this powerful technology’s ability to handle complex tasks faster and easier. Due to AI’s advanced algorithms, an increasing number of vendors harness its power, intelligence and highly efficient storage system. These AI driven solutions can monitor any data security and privacy issue and send an alert in case of low data storage capacity, among other benefits.
5G Storage Requirements
In the IT world, the application of 5G technology is gaining traction. With its steady rollout, the industry has already begun to look at meeting the need for futuristic 5G storage solution. Experts recognize this necessity as the revolutionary 5G technology is expected to deliver much higher speeds (100 times faster on average) and enable connections with up to one million devices per square kilometer. This technology will dramatically transform the way people live and work.
The demand for advanced data storage technologies is steadily and rapidly rising as a large amount of data becomes even more complex and amid the growing security and privacy threats. Looking ahead, expanding the full potential of data storage technologies will become imperative to keep up with the world’s need for fast and easily accessible data.