Stephen Pritchard –(ComputerWeekly)–
Large, monolithic datacentres at the heart of enterprises could give way to hundreds or thousands of smaller data stores and devices, each with their own storage capacity.
This driver for this is organisations moving their processes to the business “edge”. Edge computing is no longer simply about putting some local storage into a remote or branch office (ROBO). Rather, it is being driven by the internet of things (IoT), smart devices and sensors, and technologies such as autonomous cars. All these technologies increasingly need their own local edge data storage.
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