The mountain of data that organizations need to retain to be able to do vital analytics is staggering. “It is obvious that huge numbers of HDDs and a significant number of SSDs are managing far too many of the cold/frozen workloads at far too great a cost/GB while consuming an inordinate share of available energy.” This quote is from a comprehensive and informative paper by John Monroe of Furthur Market Research called Storage Management in an Age of Minimal Data Deletion. In this NewsBytes we will review some of the key findings from the paper — see the complete white paper here.
This intriguing paper discusses a number of today’s pressing storage management issues including:
- Indefinite Data Retention Periods and the Problem with Data Deletion
- The Growing Immensity of Frostbitten Data
- Data Security and Immutability
- Sustainability: A Growing and Enormous Priority
- HDD, SSD, and Tape Power Consumption Estimates
- Extending Tape Adoption
Organizations are struggling to manage growing amounts of cool, cold and frozen data while controlling costs and protecting the data from cyber assault. The following chart from the Furthur Market Research paper illustrates this phenomenon:
Relative Percentages of Petabyte Distribution in the Enterprise Data Layers, 2020-2030
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Monroe explains that, “The need for ultra-low-cost, sustainable storage alternatives to manage the cold/frozen data layers is blindingly blatant. There will be an increasingly immense hunger for the least expensive ASPs/GB (average selling prices per gigabyte) combined with the greatest available capacities and lowest long-term costs, and successive generations of tape should play an increasingly crucial role here.”
Suffice it to say, this in depth and informative white paper is a must read. Check it out here.
NEXT STOPS FOR THE LTO PROGRAM – LONDON, UK – LAS VEGAS, NV
That’s right; the LTO team will be at the Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference November 20 – 21 in London, U.K. (booth number 403), and, in Las Vegas, NV at the Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference December 5 – 7, 2023 (booth number 445).
The LTO experts will be showcasing LTO technology and how you can protect your organization’s data assets from cybercrime while addressing low cost and green energy objectives.
Storing a tape cartridge offline strengthens protection against cyberattacks by creating an air gap between the tape data and the system so that the data cannot be breached via cyber-hackers. Come visit the LTO team to get the details and see how LTO technology can help control costs while keeping your data safe.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT —
LTO TAPE CAPACITY SHIPMENTS SET A NEW RECORD
In May, this year, the LTO technology provider companies released the annual tape media shipment report showing that 148.3 Exabytes of total LTO tape capacity (compressed) shipped in 2022 which was an increase over the previous year. “Both hyperscale and enterprise customers continue to value LTO tape as low cost, secure, and green data storage for data protection and archiving,” said Bruno Hald, General Manager, Secondary Storage, Quantum. Get the
details in this press release.