Five Innovations in the Data Storage Landscape

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Flash Devices and SMR Drives

While flash is undoubtedly innovative, it will not be everything to everyone. While all-flash arrays will continue to flourish, spinning media is not disappearing as shingled magnetic recording (SMR) drives emerge, delivering much greater capacity value. It is unlikely that we are going to see an all-flash future, as spinning/shingled SMR drives become a more cost-effective way to support the upsurge of unstructured data and the needs behind Big Data and object storage. 

The global storage software market is rapidly expanding. According to industry analyst Markets and Markets, the global storage software market is expected to grow from $15.11 billion in 2014 to $23.33 billion by 2019. The firm identifies North America and Europe as having the highest adoption rates, with storage solutions increasingly playing a vital role across various industry verticals.

With market pressures on storage providers escalating, the entire ecosystem has been in need of a shake up. True improvement began in 2014, a year that proved to be significant for products, technologies and architectures. The coming months will see even further acceleration in modernization.  

In this slideshow, Scott Davis, chief technology officer of Infinio, a market leader in storage acceleration for virtualized data centers, presents the innovations of the new storage landscape and what these realities mean for industry promise.


Related Topics : Fujitsu, Storage Virtualization, Desktop Virtualization, Virtual Tape Library, InfiniBand

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