According to IDC, by 2025, the data storage drive is expected to reach about 180 zettabytes. The number is too large for us to mention in terabytes, but you have the idea. Why would we need this much storage? For the obvious reasons that we are moving to the cloud, devices can utilize more data than their predecessors.
In India, enterprise data was estimated to grow 45.2 per cent last year. In comparison, the annual global data growth rate was 42.2 per cent. That’s almost a half percentile increase within a year, and the number is truly fascinating.
According to analyst rating by Select hub, Cloudera, Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Rackspace Big Data, Oracle, Clever safe, OVH, Latisys are some of the biggest names in the market hoarding tons of space.
These spaces are on rent for clients’ solutions, where clients are also enterprise-level businesses. These businesses serve millions of global customers with free and premium tier subscriptions. Yes, that is a miniature version of the scale we think of as the ‘data storage.’
Then again came the EU and US data migration policies which required tons of legal documents. The document for hoarding customers personal data was taken a step ahead by the government. Today, international data protection laws and regulations are pretty indifferent and make much sense.
Data is power, and the companies holding most data does more business, as simple as that. To factor in this equation, hybrid cloud environments grew by adopting more features on top of a regular cloud.
Regular applicants, we use daily reading organizational facilities on the cloud, the company evaluated data, and customer uploads are all dependent on storage facility owned by data centres.
We may see them as cloud options most of the time, but these are hosted on physical drives in data centres. They are given the task to protect their security provide enough power to the system, maintenance, replacement and upgrades.
Distributed storage network follows decentralized protocols and leverage anonymity on the platform. It would be tough for third parties to know where the data centre holds your company information.
It’s even encrypted in such a way that people who are maintaining those storage has no idea what’s inside them—making the process much more secure than you’d think.
Of course, large tech companies’ enterprise solutions make the storage process efficient by building up their own data centres.
Currently, we use data storage at a broader scale to back up our daily tasks, sync and upload to keep them safe from ransomware or other cybersecurity threats. Data storage on cloud-native platforms is better because it would be hard to maintain personal servers all the time, and the security is as good as our capacity. We can now store the mass capacity of data through the Ethernet cable and forget about it till needed. The advantage over traditional file storage systems includes metadata protection, stability, security, no hierarchical data structure and no duplicates.
Hard Disk Drive (HDD)-based on many types of memory, applicants hold most of the share as it’s far cheaper than the faster Solid State Drive (SSD) memory option. Most of the time, the SSD storage online are used for web hosting and premium services. And it wouldn’t make sense if a data centre only offers SSD based systems even they are much cheaper than a few years back.
StarCentric CTO Surya Varanasi talked about the 2022 data storage as it will be ‘the number one trend we expect to see across the entire data storage space-specially storage tiering.’
Intel is a top-end solution provider, also has a hybrid data storage facility and modern data protection, Software-Defined Storage (SDS), distributed file and object storage, and is compatible with big data and AI solutions.