Storage researchers are looking to innovations like 3D NAND, erasure coding, and utilizing DNA to provide greater data density, faster performance, and low cost.
According to IDC estimates, the amount of data stored in the world’s computer systems is doubling every two years, and is likely to continue increasing at that rate into the next decade. In order to deal with that data volume, manufacturers are looking for ways to increase storage density, or to store more information in less space.
In order to meet the demands for greater density, faster performance, and low cost, researchers have proposed several innovative new technologies. We look at nine innovations that could drastically affect the storage industry in the near future. Some are already on the market, while others are still on their way to general availability.
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