Storage industry experts have forecasted that the digital universe could grow to more than 160 zettabytes (ZB) of data by 2025 (IDC)*. In the “Digital Data Storage Outlook 2018” report, Spectra predicts that much of this data may never be stored or will be retained for only a brief time. The report explores the vital role of digital data in our society, and helps data users navigate the budget and infrastructure challenges of capturing, sharing and preserving data for years to come.
“We are living in an era of keep everything, delete nothing,” said Spectra Logic CEO Nathan Thompson. “While digital information is clicked, viewed and shared, not everything is protected and preserved for the long term. As the volume of data expands, considerable storage innovation is needed to meet capacity, performance and budgetary requirements. Our report examines today’s technologies, as well as predicts future advancements and availability,” he added.
“Digital Data Storage Outlook 2018” provides an overview of the storage tiers that define long-term storage today and those that will impact the industry tomorrow, including flash, disk, tape, optical and cloud. Highlights from the report include: