Four million UK businesses vulnerable to losing company data

13 August 2018

The survey asked 514 UK businesses about their approaches to data backups and storage. SOURCE: BEAMING & OPINIUM 2018

The survey asked 514 UK businesses about their approaches to data backups and storage. SOURCE: BEAMING & OPINIUM 2018

Almost a million UK businesses do not backup their company data, according to research commissioned by Beaming.

The business ISP also found that a further 2.8 million firms risk losing valuable information by storing electronic copies in the same location as the original data.

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Quobyte to manage storage for ‘super-data-cluster’

18 July 2018

JASMIN currently processes an average of 1-3PB of data daily with expansion to 300PB expected by 2022.

JASMIN currently processes an average of 1-3PB of data daily with expansion to 300PB expected by 2022.

 

The Science and Technology Facilities Council’s Scientific Computing Department will use Quobyte’s Data Center File System to manage the JASMIN phase 4 ‘super-data-cluster’.

Funded by the Natural Environment Research Council and the UK Space Agency, JASMIN provides the UK and European climate and Earth-system science communities with a globally unique data intensive analysis and computational e-infrastructure.

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The “keep everything, delete nothing” data era

18 July 2018

Spectra Logic CEO Nathan Thompson says while we’re in an era of “keep everything, delete nothing”, not all data is preserved for the long term.

Spectra Logic CEO Nathan Thompson says while we’re in an era of “keep everything, delete nothing”, not all data is preserved for the long term.

Despite industry analysts such as IDC forecasting that the digital universe could grow to more than 160ZB of data by 2025, Spectra Logic predicts that much of this may never be stored or will only be retained briefly.

In its Digital Data Storage Outlook report for 2018, the vendor aims to provide an overview of the storage tiers that define long-term storage today and those that will impact the industry tomorrow, such as flash, disk, tape, optical and cloud.

In the report, Spectra estimates a high growth rate for solid-state storage through 2020, followed by steady growth at a lower percentage from 2021-2026.

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IEEE adopts OpenFog’s reference architecture as new standard

18 July 2018

The OpenFog Consortium’s reference architecture has been adopted as an official standard by the IEEE Standards Association.

Known as IEEE 1934, the new standard relies on the reference architecture as a universal technical framework that enables the data-intensive requirements of the IoT, 5G and AI applications.

Fog computing is a system-level horizontal architecture that distributes computing, storage, control and networking resources and services anywhere along the cloud-to-things continuum.

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