The world of storage has changed. With the advent of new technologies and new capabilities, how do you ensure your business has the right storage solutions? In this article, we examine how data storage and processing works today and how it’s likely to work in the future.

The new world of storage

The new world of storage has changed, and it’s only going to get more confusing. Let’s take a look at the history of this industry, what the new world looks like, and how you can ensure your business has the right solutions for its needs:

  • When computers first came out in the 1950s, they were extremely expensive–so expensive that most people didn’t have one at home. Instead, they would go to an office building or library where there was enough space for many people to share one computer (i.e., “mainframe”). These mainframes had much more storage capacity than any individual could afford; they could hold thousands upon thousands of documents while still having room left over!
  • But then personal computers became popular and affordable enough that everyone started buying them for their own use at home instead–and suddenly there wasn’t enough room on those PCs’ hard drives anymore! So companies started offering external storage solutions such as zip disks (remember those?) so users could store all their important files somewhere else besides inside their computers themselves…

Data Storage And Processing

Data storage and processing are the two most important aspects of a data-driven business. In this section, we’ll take a look at how they work and what they mean for your business.

Data Storage: Where Is All This Data Going?

Data is stored in many different ways depending on its size, type and intended use. The most common types of storage include:

  • Hard drives (HDD) – A spinning magnetic disc that stores information digitally on tracks that are read by heads during operation; often large standalone devices but also found in computers as part of their internal architecture; used primarily for general purpose computing or backup purposes
  • Solid state drives (SSD) – Similar to HDDs except that there’s no moving parts so there is less chance of failure over time; faster than HDDs but not as big capacity wise

Big Data And Analytics

Big data and analytics are two of the most significant trends in data management today, and they’ve been around for years. They’re not new concepts–they’ve been around since before Google was founded–but they’re still a powerful combination that can unlock value from all the data being generated by businesses.

Big Data refers to large sets of unstructured information stored on multiple platforms, including relational databases (SQL), NoSQL databases (NoSQL), Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), cloud storage services like Amazon S3 or Microsoft Azure Blob Storage Service; text documents or emails; photos or videos; log files from IT infrastructure such as routers/switches/servers etc., social media feeds such as Facebook posts/tweets etc., telemetry data from IoT devices such as sensors measuring temperature inside an office building etc..

How do you ensure your business has the right storage solutions?

  • Understand the different types of storage.
  • Know how to choose the right storage for your needs and budget.
  • Know how to choose the right storage for your business, including what type of data you need to keep and how long it needs to be retained by law.


With the ever-increasing need for storage and the advent of new technology, it’s important that your business has the right solution. It’s easy to get lost in all the jargon and confusing acronyms, but we hope this article has helped you understand what they mean and how they can benefit your company.