"There will be more data in the public cloud than enterprise datacentres or consumer devices by 2025 as data shifts location, according to a study by IDC and Seagate..
The volume of data on earth will increase to 175ZB (zettabytes) by 2025, half of which will be stored in public cloud storage. The majority of that data will be stored on disk drives, although solid-state storage will increase to about 25% of all disk capacity by 2025.
Optical media such as DVD is declining in use, while the volume of tape in use is set to continue to rise along with data volumes..."
"Gaining insight into the most pervasive industry vocabulary will help ease enterprise IT storage for beginners...
Any seasoned storage administrator will tell you that the IT storage industry is well known for using lots of technical jargon and convoluted terms. While many of these terms are super obscure, there are others that you definitely need to know. This blog post outlines some of the most basic but pervasive storage terms. Think of it as enterprise IT storage for beginners..."
"Enterprise storage is a centralized repository for business information that provides common data management, protection and data sharing functions through connections to computer systems. Because enterprises deal with heavy workloads of business-critical information, enterprise storage systems should be scalable for workloads of hundreds of terabytes or even petabytes without relying on excessive cabling or the creation of subsystems. Other important aspects of an enterprise storage system are unlimited connectivity and support for multiple platforms..."
"The mass propagation of data across multiple storage silos is getting out of control in many organizations. IT administrators cite it as a top concern...
If you feel like you're drowning in data, you're not alone.
Research surveys show modern proliferation of data leads to IT complexity, as organizations need to add storage management tools in lieu of efficient centralized management..."