The exponential data boom that has characterised the modern use of technology has not only raised the questions of how rapidly it will continue to grow, but has forced many organisations to rethink their current strategies employed to facilitate its growth, necessitating new ideologies and innovative ways to not only store information, but also to safeguard it and keep it as easily accessible as possible. Our undeniable need for real-time access to information is crucial in order to stay current and relevant, and at the alarming rate that our information stores are growing, it begs the question as to just how we are going to do it.
The Digitised Age
The world’s current digitised data store has been estimated to have increased from 25% to over 98% in the past decade. The increasing persistence of the move toward paperless offices coupled the multitude of systems that allow us to transact business and social pursuits electronically have drastically increased our reliance on not only these systems and their underlying infrastructure, but also on the mechanisms that we are forced to trust to protect our often private and confidential information.
Added to the fold, is the ever increasing real-time access to data that we have access to, via the mobile delivery of data via the various smart phones and tablets that are on offer, to the point that these devices often play a large role in many professional organisations by allowing their staff the flexibility of mobile means of communication and transactions with their clients. The growing amount of mobile traffic (which is projected to amount to 27.33 Exabytes per year in 2020 in the Americas alone) has forced backup providers to not only consider the underlying systems that data is mostly synced to, but the underlying devices that house the data.
Data Growth and the way it’s handled
Many organisations have embraced both non-traditional databases and storage methods in an effort to adequately handle the vast array of data requirements that many users require. Unique and innovative products that not only reduce the data stored by means of deduplication as well as intelligently handling data at its source to provide consumers with the fastest and easiest access to their information is a trend that while increasing in popularity will undoubtedly become a necessity as the amount of data we produce and use increases into the future.
Your Data will increase in value
As we move toward the future, and our reliance on digital information increases, so our digital data will increase in value, and as such, the way we protect and safeguard it is perhaps the most critical task an IT administrator and users can perform. Choosing to protect your most valuable digital asset with a robust backup and recovery suite that not only caters for the current trends, but seeks to provide innovative solutions to the challenges that are foreseen in the future is vital. Redstor provides a vast array of solutions catering to a wide variety of needs and data recovery requirements. The unique way that data is handled at both source and backup target levels, coupled with their intelligent patching protocols ensures that only the smallest amount of data is transferred and stored on the backup server, while still allowing access to any backed up file at any given time. The software caters for the fastest and most effective backup and recovery of both large data sets, as well as those containing millions of small files.
While it may be impossible to pinpoint the exact trends we’ll experience, and undoubtedly new technologies will be introduced, adequately protecting your data is a trend that will not change.