Everything around us changes, always evolving. Even us humans have changed a lot over the years. Some experts claim we descended from apes but others contradict it. This argument has been dragging on for years and the answer may likely continue to elude us. But when it comes to technology, recorded history has done its best to keep track of technological advancements that we can definitely check and counter-check events and how certain concepts came to be.

Among the most important aspects of technology is data storage. Data means a lot to all of us. From the data that allows us to access the web to the data that we share and keep, we spend a great deal of our time, effort and money in securing these data. While most of you have no idea what enterprise storage is all about, it is often used by large organizations in the storage and retrieval of data that they use. Large amounts of data and lots of users are all in a day’s work for these huge enterprise storage repositories, so it helps to know what to anticipate from them today and tomorrow.

True hybrid enterprise cloud storage systems promise the best of both on-premises infrastructure and public cloud. They offer the performance, security and governance of local storage necessary for many mission-critical business applications — not to mention the on-demand elastic scalability and utility economics of public clouds.

But finding true hybrid cloud tools to support critical, enterprise-class, database-driven applications can be difficult. This gaping hole in the market has left enterprise IT pros and business application owners stuck on legacy infrastructures.

However, there has been significant progress. Oracle Cloud Converged Storage, released last month, integrates storage services across its database, enterprise applications, enterprise storage infrastructure and public cloud. Practically, its latest on-premises Oracle ZFS storage arrays internally and organically extend into public Oracle Cloud storage (which is also made up of ZFS storage arrays) — no gateway integration or third-party software required.

(Via: http://searchoracle.techtarget.com/opinion/Enterprise-cloud-storage-boosted-by-Oracle-Cloud-Converged-Storage)

The cloud is fast rising in popularity because there is no longer the need for a physical object to store data for you. The huge servers of big companies provide the storage many people need that is not only convenient but affordable too.

Enterprises are loading up their data centers with hybrid flash storage systems in increasing numbers, according to a new survey from ActualTech Media commissioned by storage array maker Tegile Systems.

More than half (55 percent) of the 700 IT professionals polled for the study said they were using hybrid flash storage systems, which typically use a combination of solid-state drives and traditional hard disk drives to speed up data services, in their environments. Last year, 47 percent reported the same.

Meanwhile, all-disk storage systems are steadily losing their appeal. Adoption rates dipped from 41 percent in 2016 to 37 percent in the first quarter of 2016. All-flash environments remain relatively rare with a mere two-percent penetration rate.

(Via: http://www.enterprisestorageforum.com/storage-management/hybrid-storage-becomes-the-go-to-application-performance-booster.html)

Enterprises have more options when it comes to data storage now that technology has greatly improved. More importantly aside from their efficiency, they are more affordable now too. Even flash storage is being utilized by enterprises as a data storage option mainly because of its affordability.

With Huawei’s unique tools, the series can be configured in three easy steps, it takes up to only one minute for setup. The management system enables customers to manage devices from multiple vendors uniformly. At the same time, it can perform batch deployment, capacity forecasting, and performance analysis in a centralised manner.
“The advantages of the convergence features within the OceanStor 2000 V3 series have been widely proven by Huawei enterprise storage systems deployed in various industries,” says Jonas Arndt, senior cloud solution architect of the Huawei Global Solution Elite Team.
“Additionally, the Huawei OceanStor 2000 V3 series provide flexible scale-out and scale-up capabilities, enabling SMEs to embrace fast growing business. By simplifying configuration, reducing manual operations, and offering smart functions, Huawei’s new storage systems make upper-layer business deployment more flexible and O&M simpler. They are bound to be the best fit storage for SMEs,” he says.

(Via: https://it-online.co.za/2017/04/21/new-gen-enterprise-storage-for-smes/)

Simple, smart, efficient and collaborative data storage is all the rage now. Enterprises have no choice but to use more technology in their day-to-day business operation since almost everything has gone digital now. They have to adapt to these changes if they want to stay relevant in our growing technologically-obsessed world where people can’t get enough of their smart gadgets. The good thing about technology aside from becoming faster and efficient over the years but more cost-effective too. So, there is no reason for you to miss out on the benefits they offer because they are literally within your reach now. Whatever your business is, there sure is an enterprise data storage available for you.

For smaller enterprises that only have their personal computers to rely on for their daily computing needs, you may not yet be worried about most of these data storage issues because you only have your hard drive that does the work for you. But when it fails, boy it does really fail you. Data recovery is still possible for those RAID 10 users with the help of our skilled pros. This page on RAID data recovery can help you understand what’s going on and what can be done to retrieve your data and save your business after all.