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Enterprise Storage: 6 Influential Trends

Data storage will look very different in the future as new technologies gain traction. This slideshow takes a deeper look at the trends that are shaping the future of enterprise data storage.

Key Takeaway:
The good news (and the bad) is that future storage won’t look much like today’s “leading-edge” solutions. The whole concept of networked storage using arrays or appliances is under siege by the hyperconverged approach to delivering a storage pool.

From bigger, better and cheaper SSDs to software-defined storage, explore six Influential enterprise storage trends that will redefine IT infrastructure.

The Promise of Software Defined Storage: From Scalability to Efficiency

A corporate imperative in 2017 is that enterprises need to manage all storage, which may consist of many different types of devices and media, located anywhere in the world, through a unified “single pane of glass” software portal.

Key Takeaway:
Today, data center are handling gigabytes and petabytes of data on a daily basis, and traditional SAN and NAS implementations are straining to keep up with soaring capacity demands. SDS is defining itself as the response and redefining storage as scaling out rather than up.

Find out how SDS enhances flexibility, scalability, and efficiency and why the future of storage belongs to SDS. Read The Promise of Software Defined Storage: From Scalability to Efficiency.

Intelligence: The Heart of an Organization

Organisations are already collating and storing large sets of data. However, to truly make the most of it, they need to know which parts of that data are useful and how they can use it to make informed business decisions.

Key Takeaway:
Intelligence is power but only if you have the power to use that intelligence properly. That’s not as easy as it sounds when organisations are confronted with the challenge of storing enormous amounts of data while trying to utilise it effectively.

Find out how virtualization enables intelligent abstraction which provides organisations with the capability for intelligent predictive analytics, allowing them to make informed decisions and take proactive rather than reactive actions. Read Intelligence: the heart of an organisation.

Software-defined everything: Businesses prepare to jump ship

Advancements in the SDx technologies, which includes software-defined networking (SDN), software-defined data center (SDDC) and software-defined storage (SDS), will rapidly drive the growth in the software defined market. Dynamic provisioning of networking resources, unified cloud resources, reduced operational costs, and easy Quality of Service (QoS) implementations, will also help in driving the growth.

Key Takeaway:
SDx definitely promises to change the way businesses are strategized, managed and operated. Regionally, APAC has the highest growth due to technological innovations and growing data center traffic, which provides huge opportunities across industry verticals.

Find out how businesses are preparing to jump ship to SDx.