10 Requirements of a New-Generation Cloud Storage System

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2014-10-14

More data is being collected each day across devices, systems and networks, and the velocity of this data collection is picking up speed. With all this new data, however, come new challenges relating to capacity, security and accessibility. Storage software and hardware both need constant updating, and they also need to be tested periodically for disaster recovery functions. Legacy storage systems generally are no longer efficient or effective enough to support data center growth and scale, thus enterprises must continually review their investments in data storage. Because all data is valuable, the enterprise's Internet of things service providers bear the responsibility of ensuring that all their customer's data is safe, secure and well-managed. When factors such as privacy, bandwidth, compliance and costs are taken into account, companies of all sizes and sectors—enterprise or consumer—have a lot to consider in storing data. This slide show, based on eWEEK reporting and industry insight from Joe Arnold, CEO of software-defined object storage specialist SwiftStack, offers 10 requirements of a new-generation, 21st-century cloud storage system.


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