Top 7 Emerging Trends in Data Storage for 2021
According to a recent article published by CRN.com, the data trends for 2021 will have a stronger inclination on preserving the value of data rather than using the most advanced technology. Companies will focus on growing their businesses and increasing their profit margin, which will drive their choices towards storage options as well. On that premise, they have observed a few trends that are emerging. It is always good to have your sight focused on ahead.
Combination of on-premise and Cloud Storage
The first one would be the increased tendency to select a combination of on-premise and cloud storage to avert data corruption risks that have proven to be the most malignant of threats in recent years. With increased activity online and the popularity of cloud usage, cybercrime has raised its very ugly head far more confidently than before. So, while the cloud is convenient and efficient in terms of scaling, data management, and economy, it fails to completely satisfy businesses in terms of control and security. This is why there is now an upcoming trend of utilizing a hybrid approach of both on-premise and cloud storage.
Data Cloud Services
Rather than relying upon a single vendor to take on all storage responsibility, companies nowadays unapologetically approach different vendors for an array of varying needs that arise and the job goes to the one with the expertise on the specific task. Gone are the days when vendors were judged upon the size of the organization. All that matters now is performance and flexibility. This is a result of high- quality service being abundantly available in the competitive market of today.
Next comes the equally heavy reliance upon container technology for storage. Container storage is the method of “packaging an application, so it can be run with its dependencies isolated from other processes”. Basically, this is exactly what sound is like. Just like its reference to the shipping industry, by clubbing several containers (packaged applications) together it can be moved in and out of the cloud or on-premise storage devise with increased efficiency and minimum cost. Major public cloud platforms like Google cloud services and Amazon Web services enthusiastically embraced this technology to enhance their value in the customer’s eyes. The popularity of this advancement lies in its assurance of smooth, consistent & glitch-free functioning of software when migrated from one location to another.
Computing that takes place at the edge of corporate networks can be defined as “Edge Computing”. This is the place where all the end devices access the rest of the network. The cloud previously acted as the mediator between the cloud and the end devices but due to shortcomings in this system related to security, capacity and efficiency the edge being located closer to the end devices proved advantageous.
With demand for edge computing on the rise, enterprises can store, analyze and manage data that does not need to update in the company’s cloud in real time. This is a great way to sort through and minimize wastage of time and energy spent unnecessarily on tasks that do not add value to business growth.
On top of this, the increasing concern for cybersecurity is starting to occupy a special place in the priority list among the storage application vendors when storing, moving and archiving client data. One of the major concerns in this scenario is “Ransomware” which is a form of malware that encrypts client data and demands a ransom from the user. Security threats like this have altered the demands of companies when looking at storage vendors.
The last on our list is the predicted continuation of smart storage options sorted after by businesses. With the increasing tendency for companies to minimize the size of their teams by automating most of the processers, data storage has also been pressurized to jump on the bandwagon. Improving efficiency equates to finding new and improved ways to maximize storage space and speed of analysis while minimizing errors and cyber threats. This calls for constant self-learning with minimal supervision from the company’s side. Thereby, adopting technologies like “Machine Learning” along with “High Performance Computing”.
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