The Future of Data Storage
While The Cloud is a the current buzz word in data storage, there are many new hardware technologies on the horizon that could supplement the cloud and possibly replace other current data storage methods. Here are a few highlights from the article “Data Storage Technologies of the Future” :
Helium Drives – (Drives filled with helium vs. traditional air) Helium drives represent the first 10 TB hard drive. They require less power to spin the disks, run cooler and can pack in more disks. At a current cost of $0.068 per GB, the technology is expensive but will likely get cheaper and more expansive.
Although not all innovative technologies become mainstream, it is important to be aware of emerging trends in data storage. As technology continually evolves it is important to be able to recognize possibly disruptive technology.