As they seek to increase the efficiency and performance of data storage systems in 2021, administrators should keep these four emerging technologies in mind
"There were significant changes within the data storage ecosystem throughout 2020,"
writes Marc Staimer in SearchStorage
"And, in 2021, that trend is set to continue.
In 2020, storage admins saw advancements and updates related to storage class memory (SCM), 3D quad-level cell (QLC) drives, cloud storage, Kubernetes persistent storage and machine learning..."
Rewind +1,113%, Lightbits +500%, Vast Data +490%, WekaIO +400%, etc.
"Yearly since 2013, we are ranking the top fastest growing storage companies in sales, either start-ups, private or public firms, here from 2019 to 2020 (calendar year or fiscal year), based on published figures only.
This time, they are all privately held and, as usual, do not reveal the exact figure of their sales but growth percentage only.
In 2019, four public companies deserved a position in our ranking: Dropbox, Mellanox and Pure Storage already listed in 2018, plus Cloudera. No one in 2020..."
Unit shipments in 4Q20 at 70.4 million, up 10.8% compared with 3Q20
Total HDD shipments in 4Q20 were up 10.8% compared with 3Q20 (70.4 million vs 63.5 million), up 8.3% in 3Q20 from 2Q20, down 13.5% in 2Q20 from 1Q20, and down 12.8% in 1Q20 from 4Q19.
A zettabyte of disk capacity shipped in 2020
Chris Mellor notes in
Blocks & Files
"A 2U Dell server can have over a petabyte of Nimbus Data flash. And GigaSpaces in-memory apps can use less space and yet go faster. Read on.
A zettabyte of HDD capacity shipped in 2020
TrendForce research showed demand for storage has fuelled HDD exabytes shipped growth, and a record zettabyte of HDD capacity was shipped in 2020. A zettabyte is 2 to the 70th and equal to 1,000 exabytes, a million petabytes, and a billion terabytes..."
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