NAND flash-based storage could be replaced by newer forms of non-volatile memory like MRAM technology. Find out why MRAM’s density, cost and form factor could make flash obsolete.
With the advent of big data and cloud-scale delivery, companies are racing to deploy cutting-edge services. “Extreme” applications like massive voice and image processing or complex financial analysis modeling that can push storage systems to their limits. Examples of some high visibility solutions include large-scale image pattern recognition applications and financial risk management based on high-speed decision-making.
These ground-breaking solutions, made up of very different activities but with similar data storage challenges, create incredible new lines of business representing significant revenue potential.
New technologies come to market as value-add features for existing mainstream products that are then later merged into these products. It’s often the only way a new vendor can bring a product to market, like what happened with data deduplication technology.
Once upon a time as IT shops grew and matured, infrastructure subgroups would form to focus on complex domain-specific technologies. Servers, storage and networking all required deep subject matter expertise and a single-minded focus to keep up with the varying intricacies of implementation, operations and management.
Storage professionals building out their infrastructures have more new storage technologies to choose from than ever before, but the choices are becoming more complex.
Providing and managing ROBO storage can be a challenge, but a hybrid approach using a combination of local and cloud-based storage may be the best solution.