Reduce Data “Gravity” and Build Agile Business How to Rebuild IT Infrastructure: What is Future-Ready Data Storage Infrastructure?

This article is a partially edited version of an article created by Seagate Japan.

Going forward, with the rise of structured and unstructured data, data is expected to grow at an unprecedented rate. Businesses need to efficiently and strategically manage, store, and leverage vast amounts of data across cloud, edge, and endpoint environments to respond quickly to current business and seize future business opportunities. Achieving a more cost-effective, fluid, and simple solution will require a simple, open, and limitless solution that can be built by businesses with distributed systems. In a new report, “Future-looking Storage: Modernizing Infrastructure for Data Growth in Hybrid, Edge, and Cloud Ecosystems,” commissioned by Seagate by research firm IDC, enterprises around the world have a predictable, hybrid architecture. struggled with total cost of ownership (TCO) and the complexity of managing storage.

Seagate’s concept of “data gravity” is an important factor for enterprises to consider when moving data cost-effectively. Frequently used large datasets “pull” other small datasets like gravity, affecting the location and processing of small datasets. This allows data to grow in large databases, further increasing overall data gravity.

Specifically, it is more efficient to move a small data set to where the larger data set is and integrate the two sets. As in basic physics, the greater the mass, the greater the gravity given to surrounding objects. As these large stored data sets grow, it can be difficult to separate applications and services from dependent data.

Data gravity is an important design consideration, including data location optimization, in planning data management strategies, given the impact on the entire IT infrastructure. Data usage can be difficult if the data set is large and not located near applications or services.

IDC reports show that these huge datasets are stored data, regardless of where the stored data and its dependent applications and services operate, unless the computing environment is designed to be migrated and managed. . in a place. As a result, applications and services in on-premises data centers, public clouds, and edge computing are close to the data set, rather than transferring large amounts of data to a centralized service provider at the over time and cost.

This model can be built by leveraging a common data center that brings together multiple private and public cloud service providers to provide enterprises with high-capacity data storage and solutions for application needs, computer and network. Placing data at the center of IT architecture has a positive impact on optimizing application performance, transfer delay issues, access and egress costs, security and compliance requirements, and overall data reliability and durability.

To enable this data-centric architecture, Seagate offers a variety of high-performance, cost-effective, and scalable storage solutions and technologies. Seagate also has a strong portfolio of systems in Japan, helping businesses keep their data close to them. The latest system solutions include the Exos Application Platform (AP), which uses a new controller with a second-generation AMD EPYC processor. This product is an efficient, scalable, and affordable end-to-end compute and storage platform that provides compute and storage in a single enclosure optimized for rack space utilization, power efficiency, power dissipation thermal and storage density.

The benefits of a truly data-centric storage infrastructure are autonomous disk regeneration, which minimizes human intervention, as well as data protection and rapid reconstruction without sacrificing performance, thanks to ADAPT (Advanced Distributed Autonomic Protection Technology).

The CORVAULT High-Density Storage System, high-capacity intelligent storage with these technologies, is designed to simplify data management and minimize management at the edge and data center. Equipped with its own 6th generation “Velos CT ASIC” and ADAPT erasure code, it achieves 99.999% availability to always provide high reliability. The highest-density 4U chassis accommodates 106 drives in just 18 cm (7 inches) of rack space for maximum performance. Additionally, Seagate’s expansion shelves and JBODs optimize data storage costs while simplifying operations, helping companies unlock the value of data and create greater business opportunities.

Freeing data-centric architecture from data gravity also leads to ease of use. Seagate’s enterprise hard drive, the Exos X20, is designed to efficiently utilize storage capacity and rack space. The 20TB Exos X20 is designed for use as cloud storage, delivering high performance for hyperscale data centers and large-scale applications. With a low latency of 4.16ms and stable response times, the Exos X20 delivers performance and streaming data transfer speeds up to three times faster than solutions that only use power-up. cache read or write thanks to its advanced caching capabilities (SDR) up to 285 MB/sec. Combined with the Exos CORVAULT intelligent storage system, it achieves maximum data density in a small footprint.

The shift to data gravity means that traditional storage data storage methods are inefficient for storing and moving large amounts of data, adding to data silos, cost challenges and complexity. Seagate will deploy Lyve, a high-capacity edge-to-cloud data storage platform designed for distributed enterprises to capture the explosive growth of unstructured data in other regions in the future. .. Lyve enables enterprises to bring their storage infrastructure closer to data sources, overcoming data gravity barriers that force data silos and deletions.

Data gravity has a significant impact on a company’s data management plans, from overall IT strategy to business policy development. The business benefits of a data-gravity-driven storage infrastructure include superior customer experience, dataset protection, policy-based access, lower retention cost, storage for analytics, and services. . The simplification of data management to ensure resilience can be mentioned. And because current data gravity considerations may change over the next five years, data management and the data architectures that support it must be agile, adapt to changing business demands, and adapt. adapt to new technological opportunities. Therefore, adaptive data architectures, infrastructure, and management processes must be implemented to uncover the true value of data and meet new data requirements.

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Provided by: Japan Seagate Co., Ltd.
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