Latest storage publications
The world has a modern-day obsession with data. With nearly 90 percent of its data created in the last two years and enterprise data doubling every two years, we’re living in an era of data overload.
The challenge is wider than just dealing with the amount of data we own – it’s also about what we do with it once we’ve got it, given that between 60-90 percent of data is cold and infrequently accessed within a few months of its creation. Nearly everyone can create endless streams of data without difficulty, but comparatively few have become as effective at data management.
Underpinning today’s data revolution are data architectures which define how data is stored, arranged, managed and used.
With the rise of data-intensive applications such as AI and analytics and the deluge of unstructured data brought about by IoT, there is a growing need for more efficient and flexible data architectures so that organisations can keep data centre costs low and increase speed, agility and time-to-value for data initiatives.
With data being produced at an exponential rate, research teams and organisations are working hard to improve the efficiency and sustainability of storage technology, leading to a raft of experimental research projects.
Last month, researchers from the University of Alberta demonstrated a new atomic-based storage technique that uses hydrogen gas to rewrite data. And a Microsoft storage project recently announced it had successfully stored the movie Superman on quartz glass.
Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) is no longer a buzzword. As noted by Justin Warren in his article on Forbes, most HCI vendors now offer HCI as an overall offering and that’s how it should be. The technology is not dead; it has become a natural part of the data storage technology world. Now that it has been transformed into an essential cog in the engine that drives the enterprise data storage world forward, it’s important to recap the true promise of HCI and why it’s now taken so seriously..
Researchers have developed an improved atomic storage manufacturing process that could finally make ultra-efficient, high-density storage solutions a reality.
Ultra-high density storage devices have been around for a while and typically rely on single molecules or atoms to store bits of information.