With technology focusing on distributed data management solutions, data storage is sure to be transformed over the next few years.
FREMONT, CA: The exponential growth in data is forcing enterprises to restructure their storage systems. Although the data storage capabilities are ever-changing, the rate of transformation has accelerated in the past ten years. Understanding the future trend in data storage will enable the firms to be proactive for incorporating value-added change agents. Keeping an eye on the emerging trends will also enable the firms to design its long-term storage strategy. Here are the current trends that are shaping the data storage sector.
Increased Focus on Data Accessibility and Security
The availability and protection of data are two primary challenges that are gaining grounds fueled by a rising trend in data breaches. Organizations can’t afford to risk the security of their mission-critical data as the data are no longer stored safely in a secure mainframe. Present-day enterprise operations require the data to proliferate across networks utilizing various vendors and hardware configurations. Any mishandling of such a widely distributed network of data can result in massive losses to the firms.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Storage Analytics
Modern data centers are designed to provide a vast array of storage capabilities. With increased global interaction, organizations have data and applications distributed across various locations within their network structure. Enterprises are increasingly eyeing AI as a means to streamline their existing data storage capabilities as well as to identify future trends in storage. Organizations are already looking forward to AI and ML-powered products to manage and analyze the massive data sets throughout their network.
Multi-Cloud Data Solutions
According to research, 81 percent of the organizations are using more than one cloud for Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) or Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution. Thus, the firms are relying on different cloud applications rather than populating a single cloud server with all their data. A multi-cloud data storage solution that enables uniform data management across any cloud platform will ensure increased flexibility, security, and the ability to strike a balance with the evolving data privacy regulations.
Enterprises that are eyeing to adapt as per the emerging storage trends require a dynamic storage strategy covering all the above aspects. Technology, combined with the intent to transform the existing storage capabilities, will be the key to catch up with the evolving data storage trends.