Top 10 Stories About Data Storage in 2023

ITPro Today’s most-read articles about data storage covered cloud repatriation, data protection, the impact of AI, and more.

ITPro Today Staff

January 8, 2024

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In the data storage world, 2023 saw increased repatriation of on-premises data centers over the cloud, higher levels of malware attacks on backups, and AI altering the landscape of business continuity and disaster recovery.

Our top 10 most-read articles of 2023 explore these trends and more.

1. How To Build a Personal Cloud Server for Private File Storage at Home

Looking for a way to keep data on servers you control? This guide explains how to build your own personal cloud server. The benefits of this approach include control, security, cost, and performance, providing more functionality than you’d get from most traditional cloud storage services.

Continued Reading: What Is Cloud Storage? – Definition, Types, and Benefits

2. How Cloud-Based DAM System Solved Chocolatier’s Sticky Situation

Lake Champlain Chocolates, a chocolate company founded in 1983, faced challenges with inefficient image asset management—an issue for many companies that rely heavily on images. The company decided to transition to a cloud-based digital asset management system (DAM), implementing Image Relay, a system that marries DAM with project information management. This article explores the transition and its benefits for the company.

Continued Reading: How New Orleans Transformed Its Data Storage System After Cyberattack

3. Rethink Your Data Storage Strategy: Cloud, On-Premises, or Hybrid?

Since 2010, businesses worldwide increasingly shifted their workloads to the cloud. However, an interesting trend has emerged in the last couple of years: Repatriation to on-premises data centers. Read about this trend, as well as how to determine the right storage strategy for you.

Continued Reading: When To Embrace Cloud Repatriation – And When To Stick With the Public Cloud

4. Why AI and BCDR Are a Natural Fit

AI is expected to significantly change and improve business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) plans by generating best practice guidance, analyzing business impacts, and conducting risk assessments. But AI isn’t a magic tool and needs to be maintained with accurate data.

Continued Reading: Top 10 AI Stories of 2023

5. How a University Evolved Its Disaster Recovery Strategy Over the Years

When Andy Bellings began working at Clarke University, staff members and students still relied on typewriters. Throughout his 31-year tenure, Bellings has helped the university with many technological firsts, from networking to backup, storage, and disaster recovery capabilities. Read about the university’s progress and tech evolution.  

Continued Reading: A Look at Park ‘N Fly’s Cloud Backup and Recovery Journey

6. How Sustainable Data Storage Can Reduce Corporate Emissions

As companies attempt to comply with Scope 1 and 2 emissions requirements, data storage is being considered as part of the sustainability puzzle. Learn about data storage technologies that can reduce corporate emissions.

Continued Reading: Automation Helping Organizations With Sustainability Efforts

7. Here’s How Companies Should Back Up Microsoft 365 Data

Microsoft 365 is a mainstay for many organizations, so the absence of a secure backup strategy for its data is a major concern. Find out why you should use additional backup mechanisms to ensure protection.

Continued Reading: Top 10 Stories About Microsoft in 2023

8. When Data Storage Technologies No Longer Fit Your Needs

Deciding to change your data storage technologies can be driven by many factors, including costs, performance issues, or external factors like corporate strategy. In this article, contributor Karen D. Schwartz explores what to do when it’s time to update data storage.

Continued Reading: 9 Popular Cloud Storage Providers: Which Is Right for You?

9. A Comprehensive Guide to Cloud Object Storage

Cloud-based object storage is a method of cloud storage in which data is stored as objects rather than as files or blocks, with some popular choices including Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure Blob Storage, and Google Cloud Storage. This guide examines cloud object storage’s features, benefits, and use cases, as well as how to choose the right provider.

Continued Reading: Block Storage vs. Object Storage in the Cloud

10. The Air-Gapped, Immutable Storage Future Is Now

With more malware attacks targeting backups, organizations need to address the risks head-on. This article explains how tape, immutability, and air-gapping can protect data.

Continued Reading: Achieving Data Immutability in a Backup and Recovery Strategy

What data storage trends will yoube watching in 2024? Let us know in the comments!

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