Data storage is the technology that ensures that large files are accessible and safe in case of sudden technology malfunctions. The backup of important documents is vital to safeguard your company and ensure integrity of digital data. A reliable data and communication storage platform can provide you with the best safety features and dependability to meet the requirements of your company.
Modern businesses generate enormous amounts of data. These data have to be transferred efficiently, stored and processed and securely. According to IDC it is estimated that there will be 55.7 billion connected devices in use by 2025. The data is expected to amount to 80 zettabytes.
A communication and data storage platform is a hardware and software system that captures, manages it, prioritizes, reorganizes and delivers digital information. It can be set up on-premises or in edge computing environments or colocation facilities.
Storage that is based on objects, file storage and block-based storage are all types of data storage. File storage stores data in a hierarchical structure and provides access through unique identifiers. Object storage is scalable and supports unstructured information. It makes use of an REST-based API. Block storage is a combination of multiple storage media into one device, giving high availability and scalable performance.
Prices, capacities and security features differ between storage options. Some vendors, such as Cisco, Dell EMC and HPE offer enterprise-level storage systems that combine various hardware, storage software and networking components into one unit. Drobo, iXsystems, and QNAP are just a few vendors that offer all-flash storage or hybrid products.