By Kumar Abhijeet, Business Development Manager, Cleversafe
I was at theStorage Visions conference earlier this month and sat through multiple sessions. Overall, I came away from the conference with three emerging trends:
- Storage requirements in the Media and Entertainment market are growing and different from enterprise storage
- The unsolved problem in long term retention and archiving of data is for the storage system to protect the data from latent failures and operational failures of drives
- Cloud storage is moving from just an idea for organizations, towards real implementations
The first trend is the new storage requirements that are emerging within the Media and Entertainment market segment. If you look at this segment, the market as a whole is moving from SD to HD to 3D HD to 3D-4K. Storage has to manage more and more files, the availability of the system has to be greater than 5 nine’s, archives need to be maintained at the highest resolution( which are typically 20x larger), production times are shrinking, workflows are going tapeless and early films are being digitized and restored at high resolutions. All these trends translate to a good thing for the storage companies.