The World of Enterprise Computing is Changing with New Storage & Memory Technologies

By Floyd GoodrichMarch 5, 2017

Enterprise computing, in this hyper-digital age, is experiencing a phenomenal transformation. At the core of this dramatic transformation is the exponential rise in user data. Industry observers estimate the influx of data to increase by a factor of 10 from 4.4 trillion gigabytes to 44 trillion gigabytes during the period 2013 to 2020.

The boom in data inrush presents a new set of challenges to traditional datacenter enterprises. Today’s new generation datacenters are expected to perform complex operations that require storing, accessing, analyzing, and processing of data at blazing speeds while maintaining a cost effective, performance driven infrastructure.

The need for enhanced performance and speed is essentially driving the emergence of future-generation agile models in enterprise computing. These new models, such as software-defined datacenters, private and hybrid clouds magnify the enterprise agility through improved resource sharing and data access. 

These emerging trends in enterprise computing are accelerating the demand for cutting-edge innovations in storage and memory technologies.

Advances in Storage and Memory Technologies for Enterprise Computing

Technological advancements in traditional memory technologies like the spinning disk storage have hit a slowdown and have somewhat remained stagnant in the last few years.

Comparatively, innovation-driven solid-state memory technology has evolved rapidly to meet the increasing datacenter demands by delivering the ability to store, move, and access data faster and more reliably than ever before.

Likewise, noteworthy developments in other domains of memory solutions, like the DRAM, is also effectuating a paradigm shift in enterprise computing. Traditionally, IT businesses viewed memory and storage as challenges that need to be resolved. However, the scenario has drastically changed in recent times.

Today a majority of new-age IT enterprises are implementing storage and memory as strategic solutions to address their most critical challenges, which include -

Lower Datacenter Costs

Modern IT businesses are under tremendous pressure to make their infrastructure agile and lightweight by reducing the physical space and energy footprints of their facilities. This comes at a time when the data inflow is nearly doubling in every two years!

High-Performance Deliverance

Datacenters, to survive the growing competition, must deliver high-performance solutions that are compatible with neoteric applications and evolving business opportunities in cloud computing, the Internet of Things, big data, and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).

Uncompromised Reliability

It has now become mandatory for IT enterprises to build highly resilient datacenter infrastructures that can support 24/7/365 global computing requirements.

Improved Cost Analysis

Computing in the modern era has outdated traditional perspective of cost-per-gigabyte metric. The band of new storage solutions provides IT enterprises the scope to look at a cost-per-IOPS (Input/output operations per second) situation, which is a more comprehensive approach to measuring the cost: performance ratio, particularly in cloud and highly virtualized environments.

This is a challenging test, as well as an exciting time for IT business enterprises. The need to do more with less has never been so important and compelling before. Now is the time for datacenter enterprises to bring about disruptions and transformational changes to their infrastructure to lead their business forward into the next generation of computing.