ALL enterprise backup will be solid state by 2020 - although the concept of
backup itself and the ratios of live data to archive data will change
completely. by Zsolt Kerekes,
Data access times and data recovery which are too slow
- will be regarded as unacceptable design failures.
There are profiles for over 500 backup companies on
StorageSearch.com - and thousands of related news stories, case studies and
I used to try and list the vendors into sensible categories
(but those lists got too long and cumbersome). I used to write summaries for
the most popular backup articles (but that too got out of hand). So I've given
up on long lists and you can use
search instead to find what you want.
|If you're planning ahead
- and as you've arrived at a web page with "backup" in the title
then you obviously do think ahead - I expect all enterprise backup to be solid
state by 2020 - because SSD backup will have lower cost of ownership and more
desirable characteristics than hard disk, tape or optical. The technology
arguments and roadmap to
bulk storage petabyte
SSDs are explained in this article. The business arguments for heavyweight
outlined here. |
The importan thing to realize is that even if hard
disks are free - they become obsolete in the enterprise - because users have
to leverage and make money out of their data (by processing it in a timely
manner). And enterprises will face increased pressure from physical space and
electrical costs - which only solid state storage will be able to deliver.
everything that most of you do now with respect to backup - all the processes
and all the technologies - should be regarded as temporary. Sometime in the next
5 years everything you do to protect and archive data will start to change
dramatically. Sooner in industries which are more data centric. You can keep up
to date with the transition to solid state storage in
A lot of
you might say - I'm not sure it's going to happen - or it doesn't affect me now.
OK. And you may still find our archived content on traditional backup useful for
many years. But the mission statement for StorageSearch.com (since 1998) has
been - "leading the way to the new storage frontier". That's what we
do. Other storage
publications have always followed years behind - and often do that old
If you want to read about old storage stuff on this site
- take a look at
history or how the
backup market moved from tape to disk and VTLs.
disk to disk backup,
||Megabyte's uncle Spellerbyte
was a wizard
when it came to backup software. He'd
given Megabyte a magic potion
copying critical stuff.
|SSD Data Recovery
|It's hard enough understanding the design
of any single SSD. And there are so
many different designs
in the market. |
Have you ever wondered what it looks like at the
other end of the SSD supply chain - when a user has a damaged SSD which
contains priceless data with no usable backup?