Network Storage

Increasingly complex organisational landscapes are putting pressure on business systems to cope with growing amounts of data. As a result, companies that rely on enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems must ensure they have access to reliable and trustworthy solutions, capable of scaling with and supporting a growing volume of data. To guarantee systems are operating as they should, organisations must invest in system testing and data masking to achieve a comprehensive and accurate understanding of the systems’ capabilities without compromising security, according to SNP Goup.

Australian organisations are a soft target for ransomware attacks, say experts who have issued a fresh warning that the government needs to do more to stop agencies and businesses falling prey to cyber-crime. But in truth, the danger has been growing worldwide for more than three decades.

A new report by 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence, reveals the major impact that data growth is having on storage management, highlighting the rise in retention of unstructured data exacerbating the storage challenges faced by organizations.

Globus, a research data management service, has announced general availability of Globus for Microsoft OneDrive, which lets users connect OneDrive to their existing storage ecosystem and enables a unified interface for data transfer and sharing across diverse storage systems.

Data protection challenges are undermining organizations’ abilities to execute Digital Transformation (DX) initiatives globally, according to the Veeam Data Protection Report 2021, which has found that 58% of backups fail, leaving data unprotected. 

The UK’s Imperial War Museums (IWM) has deployed Spectra StorCycle Storage Lifecycle Management Software to enhance its existing storage infrastructure, which supports its audio-visual and exhibitions departments to preserve invaluable data, including thousands of films, videotapes, audio recordings and photographs that would otherwise disintegrate and be lost forever were they not digitised.

Today, we are on the cusp of a data storage and management revolution. Whilst organizations are looking to increase agility via the optimization of data management for rapid retrieval, remote collaboration and eventual monetization to drive greater business value, they are concurrently grappling with the inherent challenges of massive data growth and the complexity of legacy systems.

Google is acquiring backup and disaster recovery (DR) firm Actifio which offers an abilitry for users to to protect virtual copies of data in its native format, manage these copies throughout their entire lifecycle, and use these copies for scenarios like development and test.

Quantum Corp. has announced a range of new offerings for organisations seeking to classify, manage and protect video and unstructured data across its lifecycle. 

Broadcasting industry supplier MediaHub Australia has developed a new multi-industry platform for low cost archive storage with the launch of ArkHub.