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Biggest Challenges In Data Storage
Although data storage appears to be very simple, the COVID-19 epidemic has caused storage issues.
FREMONT, CA: Data management, security, and sharing are prevalent features of enterprise data storage. Enterprises gain the most from highly scalable storage systems, have limitless connectivity, and support many platforms since they manage large volumes of business-critical data. In addition, the exponential production of new data and the expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT) devices emphasize the necessity of data storage. Hyperconverged storage and flash technologies such as Non-Volatile Memory Express are two newer methods and technologies that are actively challenging the industry (NVMe).
Although data storage appears to be very simple, the COVID-19 epidemic has caused storage issues. Let's take a look at some of the most pressing data storage concerns in 2021, as well as solutions.
As the quantity and sophistication of ransomware attacks have increased in recent years, so has the number of security breaches. These assaults wreak havoc on a company's whole infrastructure. When it comes to data storage, network perimeter security is the first line of protection. Still, there's always the risk that an employee with the appropriate rights may get access to secure data, use it, and potentially damage or destroy it. Because of the risk of this happening, whether on purpose or by mistake, storage experts should make sure their solution encrypts data at rest and in motion to keep business-critical data safe at all times.
Any data storage solution must have the flexibility to expand storage capacity as the business develops. Storage components should be able to grow upward or lower as needed to suit new business demands. It can be possible by adding circuit boards to servers, adding extra servers or standalone storage devices, storing data in a different data center, or through a third-party managed cloud storage provider. Third-party storage providers may usually provide scalability without needing extra racks, floor space, or storage devices, making them a cost-effective solution.
It's critical that, in the case of a disaster, whether it's a ransomware attack or a power outage, a company can swiftly and securely recover the data and resources it needs to resume normal business operations. Implementing security measures such as encryption within the data storage platform is the best approach to assure that IT teams will do this after a catastrophic occurs.
One of the primary objectives of a data storage platform is to retrieve data when needed without fear of it being deleted, altered, stolen, or damaged. Data protection software solutions may ensure that any data is available in its original form, preventing any potential modifications to stored data.
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