Data Storage and Management Trends for 2023

Join Amit Rawlani, Senior Director of Alliances and Solutions at Cloudian, and me, Neil Stobart, for a virtual fireside chat to discuss emerging data storage technology, data management market trends, and data center predictions for 2023. Register here.

Unstructured data growth is almost exponential. Yet, organizations are determined to mine this data for every drop of value. So, as storage management professionals, we are called upon to answer some tough questions:

  • How can we turn this vast reserve of data into value streams for businesses?
  • How can multi-petabytes of data be managed, protected, and secured, whilst providing access to relevant users?
  • When are public cloud services relevant in the “Petabyte Era?”

Amit and I cover a wide range of topics in our look ahead into 2023. Here’s a quick sample. Please join us to ask questions about the trends you’re seeing.

2023 Trend #1: Object storage as primary storage

The adoption of the AWS S3 API across the storage industry for data access and management is increasing at a rapid rate and has become the industry’s de facto standard for cloud storage. Traditionally, where file-sharing protocols such as NFS and SMB have been used, of late, the flexibility, scale, and management capabilities of the S3 API have led to implementations across all industry solutions. S3 allows for the management of data to be tied more closely to that of the application, which was always a challenge with NFS and SMB. However, it’s this very need that is pushing Cloud\Object storage past the archive use case and into primary storage for many workloads.

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2023 Trend #2: Review your ransomware protection

The threat of ransomware is very real for every organization, of every size, in every industry, with data to store, protect, and access. Seeking to minimize the impacts of ransomware, regulators and insurers now require proactive protection measures such as data immutability. Reviewing your ransomware protection strategy should be at the top of everyone’s list of priorities for 2023.

2023 Trend #3: Achieving data storage carbon neutrality

Data storage devices consume a significant proportion of your data center’s energy. Thus, with the increasing focus on carbon neutrality, new regulations are pushing the need to control data (and therefore carbon) consumption. We discuss how best to manage data in this environmentally conscious era.

2023 Trend #4: The era of the S3-based Data Lakehouse has begun

The Data Lakehouse architecture, where one massive namespace is available for all applications and users to access the data, is quickly becoming more commonplace. The need for analytics availability across multiple incoming data streams is pushing this change. We discuss how the trend toward data lakehouses and analytics-in-place is increasing the speed at which organizations glean key insights.

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2023 Trend #5: Matching file and object size to storage media

Storing small data files and objects always causes management and scale challenges. With mixed workloads, how can we build a platform that discriminates data file size and utilizes appropriate data storage media? And, when is Flash storage preferable over hard drives?

2023 Trend #6: How to scale your storage

Is the trend for Hyperconverged computing relevant for data storage at scale? And, as petabyte\exabyte level data storage demands are becoming routine, what options are open to us for scaling storage platforms?

Join our webinar, Data Storage and Management Trends for 2023, and the conversation here.

Neil Stobart

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