Five Trends That Will Drive Data Storage in 2015

1 - Five Trends That Will Drive Data Storage in 2015
2 - Hyper-Scalability Will Be a Growing Priority
3 - IT Managers Will Focus Further on Power Efficiency
4 - Enterprises Will Demand Flexibility
5 - Data Will Require Security Beyond Encryption
6 - Virtualization Will Become a Storage Trend
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Five Trends That Will Drive Data Storage in 2015

by Darryl K. Taft

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Hyper-Scalability Will Be a Growing Priority

Increasing data storage server-by-server is no longer an option for IT teams. Data is king, and the ability to store data for long-term utilization will give organizations a competitive edge. For IT managers, the key will be to implement one system that can grow with increasing amounts of data, without causing issues in reliability, security or cost-efficiency.

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IT Managers Will Focus Further on Power Efficiency

As IT budgets continue to shrink, IT leaders are looking for ways to cut costs without impacting infrastructure performance. By establishing clear power-efficiency criteria, organizations will help alleviate overhead and provide one less area of concern for storage and IT teams.

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Enterprises Will Demand Flexibility

From 24/7 data availability and accessibility to better software management capabilities, enterprises need to know they are getting the biggest bang for their buck. Implementing a new breed of flexible software infrastructures will help IT departments personalize data storage to fit organizational needs, regardless of the changing IT environment.

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Data Will Require Security Beyond Encryption

As cyber-criminals continue to target organizations of all sizes, IT managers responsible for company and customer data must take security to the next level. The newest technologies—like data dispersal and keyless encryption—must be incorporated into organizations' storage strategies to keep data secure against breaches.

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Virtualization Will Become a Storage Trend

While virtualization is not a new phenomenon in the IT world, it's very much a new trend in the data storage industry. Implementing virtualization will benefit IT teams by increasing efficiency and impacting overall cost savings.

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