Like all good gold-rushes however, getting close enough to glimpse the shiny stuff can be incredibly challenging.
This very data that is set to become our greatest asset, is simultaneously threatening to drown businesses, or sink their budget into a bottomless pit. Over the next six years to 2020 alone, the amount of data on the planet is set to grow 10-fold, from around 4.4 zettabytes to a staggering 44 zettabytes.
Data is expensive to manage, to backup and to archive. Storing the amount of structured and unstructured company data in today’s world has already become a straitjacket; more and more budget, time and effort has to be spent just to keep existing storage infrastructures going, severely limiting the ability to invest in new (and more meaningful) IT projects.
Cloud storage should be the answer – it offers all the advantages of scale and cost efficiency, but it fundamentally fails on security and compliance, making it a no-go option for many businesses. To withstand the coming data deluge, we need the flexibility of Cloud storage and we must be able to trust the Cloud with valuable business data.
The arrival of a new generation of Ultra Secure, object storage is about to change everything. With this type of storage architecture, data is sliced up, encrypted and dispersed across multiple data centres, effectively creating Private Cloud environments on a consumption basis. ‘Say that again?” I hear you say! Yes, you can now have the highest level of security and take advantage of a Cloud model for your data storage; and your data is guaranteed to remain in the UK too.
Here at The Bunker, we partner with Cleversafe, to bring security and compliance to data storage in the Cloud. Object storage is inherently secure, and Cleversafe offers self-healing technology giving up to “fifteen nines” of availability, far beyond Public Cloud storage as we know it today. Object storage also offers unprecedented flexibility, infinite capacity and limitless scalability while slashing storage costs by reducing the need for backups. It will take care of all your data storage needs far into the future and create an excellent platform for big data analytics whether you use it today, or need to make investment decisions now that enable it down the line.