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5 Biggest Trends in Storage to Look Out for in next year

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It’s almost a wrap for 2018, since we are inches closer to usher into 2019 with new challenges and technological advancements. Now for business leaders and entrepreneurs, it is mainly about bridging the gap and catching hold of emerging technologies and trade secrets. And as we know that digitization is at the epicentre of the entire business landscape, IT continues to be the cornerstone for enterprises worldwide.

Now when it comes to staying ahead in terms of IT trends, it is imperative for a business to build and retain an IT infrastructure that is agile, timeless, predictive and future-ready. This is the reason an burgeoning number of businesses in an attempt to stay ahead of the curve are exploring next-gen data storage avenues and cloud is one such storage trend that is gaining good traction.

So what else is on the plates when it comes to storage? With businesses busy replacing ageing datacentres and IT infrastructure, there have been a sea change in how businesses store and retrieve their data. Here are five such storage trends that seem to takeover businesses by a storm in the near future:

  1. Multi-cloud storage will become the new normal

Come to 2019 and you will see seamless data mobility between multiple cloud platforms and this includes on-premise and public cloud vendors. It would not only revolve around how the data travels from one place to the other, but also about getting the data found where it is accessible to multiple application-centric IT environments including multiple public cloud platforms. Brace yourselves to witness a massive surge in enterprise cloud migration.

Further, as businesses begin to ascertain the weakness and strengths of various cloud vendors, deriving optimum value from the data calls for new skills and vision that would include both cloud and on-premise administration. Lastly, it is advisable to have a cloud-ready on-premise storage.

  1. Flash storage to take centre stage

Flash storage, which is also the most revolutionary technologies of recent times is expected to see a surge in 2019 and beyond. Not only government organisations would continue to replace spinning disks with SSDs for improved performance, easy management, space efficiency and energy saving, but we will also see a new breed of storage tech trends such as storage automation, public cloud integrations, integrated data security built atop the flash storage foundation.

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  1. Storage automation

Yes, storage automation will be the new normal. IT infrastructure automation is all about how businesses modern cloud datacentres with improved efficiency minus errors. With automated virtual IT infrastructures becoming prevalent, there will be an increase in the demand for containers in enterprise IT ecosystem. Consequently, automated frameworks would continue to grow to make way for persistent storage whilst increasing the demand for full-stack admins significantly.

  1. Streamlined storage environment

Containers by enabling the users to lay down application infrastructure offer a streamlined application and storage environment. This means that you no more have to get anxious when it comes to incompatible apps and utilities or OS patches. This is a key reason why containers are perceived as useful and relevant when it comes to enterprise datacentre management.

  1. Integrated data protection

Flash storage has revolutionized storage administration, efficiency and performance. This storage revolution in particular throws light on the growing need for improved efficiency in terms of securing the data from evolving threats, system failures, attacks, corruptions and human errors. Come to 2019 and beyond where organisations would prefer investing in integrated data protection approaches and tools than ever.


So these are five storage trends that would revolutionize the way enterprises have been managing and administering storage. With an increasing number of businesses moving their applications and data to cloud, it is time you take the dive, if you haven’t yet!

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