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Data Centre Storage Complexities

Data Centre storage capacity demands for all types of enterprises continue to rise dramatically year upon year. Many of these firms are now reporting a doubling of data in under 12 months.

No one in the industry is rolling the dice on that amount to remain constant. The exponential growth is largely fuelled by the increase in fast computing hardware, widespread multimedia and personal devices.

Data Centers are now looking at higher density hard drive storage as the main avenue to accommodate growing storage needs in the face of power consumption, cooling, and limited space.

To make balanced choices on system architecture, administrators need to painstakingly evaluate multiple factors, including performance, data types, capacity, storage environments, and relative costs.

A major contributor to the growth in data storage comes from home photos, hi-definition movies & smart devices.

Shutterbugs who before were used to selectively take photos, being conscious of the restrictions of photo processing costs, now shoot hundreds of photos and videos on their digital cameras with little to no thought on the increasing size of their data.
With the increase in availability and acceptance of cloud-based storage, more of this data is migrating from personal devices directly to cloud data centers on frequent update schedules.

Lastly, end user device growth, the advent of smart devices for home and industry causes another rise of data usage. With the Internet Of Things (IoT) swiftly moving daily use appliances and systems into the digital world with the integration of smart sensor technology, tens of thousands of new data generating devices are going online every day. More than ever, companies are having to consider the best ways to handle constant feeds of data coming from such devices, how long archive data needs to be kept, and what storage systems are needed to house the data.

Possible solution – Seagate HAMR technology Drives

Seagate have recently announced that they have achieved another milestone in high storage mechanical HAMR hard drives. Seagate claim to have successfully tested the “world’s first formatted and fully functioning 16 Terra Byte hard drive in a standard 3.5-inch form factor. Seagate foresees that it this drive can exceed 20TB before 2021.

The new HAMR (heat-assisted magnetic recording) based drive is aimed solely at enterprise customers for now. All tests have confirmed that it functions as any other plug-and-play storage drive on the market. Therefore, no changes to current Data Centre architectures are required to install the new drives.

What we can do?

At Technimove we have witnessed companies juggling their data storage issues as such problems become more complex month on month. Many companies bearing this burden of space have approached Technimove where we were able to carry out a full Data Centre Assessment.

We were able to advise & provide the right data storage technology for both present operations and future growth.

Talk to Technimove today about the challenges and opportunities your business are currently or will inevitably face.


Technimove Consultancy Team,

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