The world has turned 360 degrees in recent years, and companies have had to adapt. In an increasingly digital environment like the current one, digital data has become crucial. It is more important than ever to use storage solutions adapted to the new reality that not only keep it safe but also allow the use of emerging technologies (AI, Machine Learning, Big Data, etc.).
To get the solutions of the future right and take advantage of all their advantages, you have to look at the ones that are being implemented the most today. After approaching these tools, we will be able to get an idea of the storage solutions that will be used the most in the coming years.
1. Hybrid Storage
As organizations look to extract more value from their data, hybrid storage solutions have become increasingly efficient at delivering the performance organizations need while helping contain the cost of rapidly growing data volumes. Hybrid storage solutions store active data and enable frequent access to it on flash storage that can deliver maximum performance and efficiency while storing inactive or less important data on more affordable media.
The key to effectively implementing hybrid storage is finding a solution that can reduce the complexity of managing highly distributed data, minimize the burden on IT teams, and reduce the cost of data management.
2. Software-Defined Storage
Companies want to avoid having to depend on hardware. They are increasingly opting for software since this way, they can gain flexibility and management simplicity and reduce costs.
The storage systems of the future are software-defined, meaning they can be managed more easily than physical storage systems and can be scaled up or down as many times as needed.
Hyper Converged storage (HCS) within software-defined storage is gaining in popularity. HCS uses the cloud to combine computing, virtualization, and storage functions as a physical unit that can be managed as a single system.
3. Storage In Containers
Containers are executable units of software in which application code, along with its libraries and dependencies, is packaged commonly so that it can run anywhere, whether on the desktop, in traditional IT, or on the cloud.
To do this, containers leverage a form of operating system (OS) virtualization in which operating system features are leveraged to both isolate processes and control the amount of CPU, memory, and disk those processes have access to.
Containers are small, fast, and portable because, unlike a virtual machine, containers do not need to include a guest operating system on each instance and can instead leverage the features and resources of the host operating system.
Having a storage solution of the future is key so that companies can take advantage of AI and all its variants (machine learning or deep learning, mainly) and big data and keep data safe.
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