The Future of Storage: Hardware
Fueled by massive growth in data creation, the state of data storage hardware is evolving at a considerable rate at the moment. Much of the innovation occurring today is tied to solid state flash drives and non-volatile memory (NVM) technologies, running both on-premise and in the cloud. But existing electro-mechanical storage media like tape and spinning disk have maintained a precarious foothold.
By all accounts, data is growing at an accelerating rate, and is now close to doubling in size every year. In EMC‘s 2011 “Digital Universe” report from 2014, the IT analyst group IDC pegged the ...