Major Disruptions In Data Storage Technology
Data Storage Technology will always be a company´s biggest asset. If the information structure happens to fail inside a secure corporative structure, the result could be a massive disaster. Same thing happens with security breaches.
Because of these and other reasons, companies have historically invested huge amounts of money in making it better, more reliable, secure and efficient.
These are the major disruptions technology has made in this crucial area of business.
Non-Volatile Memory Express-Based Storage (NVMe)
Somebody said fast? Non-Volatile Memory Express-Based Storage promises at least six times better performance than the classic SSD disks we use and love right now.
The idea behind NVMe technology is that it provides multiple queues and low-latency commands meaning that data is transferred to SSD regular disks in chips and blocks.
Besides that quality, the compatibility between NVMe and the fastest kind of flash storage memories is amazing because it allows for multiple queues that make for an exponential increase in the overall performance.
No doubts about it: NVMe is soon to become the next benchmark with which everything is to be measured in the close future.
The impact that edge computing will have on data storage and distribution architectures can only be calculated with the word “huge”. There is no current clear view about what should be stored in a central storage system versus what should go on the edges.
According to experts like Dave Donald, it will be one of the main pillars over which IoT will be implemented at a major scale in huge companies like Apple, Google and Amazon among many others.
Although there are no data formatting standards defined yet, IoT is thought to be the catalyst behind edge computing. Pay attention to these developments, since they will be crucial in the near future of data storage.
Portable Storage Architectures
Word goes that portable storage architecture will be the best cost-effective alternative to flash storage.
Also, it can be the answer to companies searching for a way to transport massive amounts of data in a fast, secure, encrypted way.
The density that can be achieved with this upcoming technology is believed to be very disruptive even to the data wholesaler market (especially that focused in high-performance, high-density and extreme portability).
If your company is a part of this group, you should pay attention to the developments being made in this direction because being ahead of the game can be crucial for survival.
The key for Hyper-Converged structures is to place fast storage devices close to the CPU and hence, increase the overall performance. This can be considered as a disruptive element and, as computer clusters grow and add storage outstrips as well as CPUs, they require a data-tiering strategy in the same architecture.
A revolutionary technology such as NVMe is ideal to be integrated to the hyper-converged architectures.
For all environments requiring exceptional performance such as intense data, and high-performance applications can be benefited from this combination solving problems such as latency on big data workloads.
Software Defined Storage (SDS)
The ability to provide zero downtime while delivering maximized capacity and performance is in itself a disruptive aspect of this technology. Also, in the recent years, SDS technology was made to match cloud storage. Just like the time online shopping boosted the selling of blank CDs and DVDs, SDS revolutionizes continuously the world of enterprise data storage.
Companies can choose the option they prefer for the scaling of the technology like for example buying few but very powerful servers to maximize the use of the physical space or more less powerful servers to cover the same field.
Finally, another great property of SDS in a cluster environment is that hardware actually replicates data across long distances and hence if the main data center fails, services go automatically to a working data center.
There have been many disruptive moments throughout the history of data storage and we are now going through a major one. All money invested in these innovations is money that companies will then see reflected in the time and precious information they will save in future time. Pay attention to these innovations and stay relevant in the world of data storage.