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Global data centres to store 915 million terabytes by 2020

The amount of data stored in global data centers will increase five-fold to reach 915 exabyte (915 million terabytes) before the end of the decade, according to the Global Cloud Index from Cisco.

The network engineering giant recently announced technology innovations for next-generation storage networking that will help customers access, manage and automate stored data to better enable digital business goals.

Cisco offers storage networking customers 32Gb fibre channel performance across an integrated MDS storage director and Unified Computing System (UCS) fabric, storage networking analytics and non-volatile memory express (NVMe) over FC support for flash memory appliances.

Thomas Scheibe, senior director of product management at Cisco Data Center Solutions, commented: “[We continue] to be strongly committed to the storage networking market and we are pleased to deliver leading-edge capabilities for the digital economy, while also preserving customer investments.

“With the simple installation of a cost-effective module, customers can upgrade to next-generation storage networks that offer 32Gb fabrics with SAN analytics and flash memory support.”

Amongst the company’s recent announcements was a high bandwidth SAN for flash storage that goes by the name of MDS 9700 48-Port 32-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module. This enables customers to seamlessly scale as demand grows.

Cisco claims it has the highest density director with an industry-leading 768 line-rate 32-Gbps Fibre Channel ports per director for scale, as well as full-duplex aggregate performance of 1536 Gbps for high-speed 32-Gbps storage connectivity for high-performance virtualised servers.

To meet SAN scalability requirements, Cisco is teaming up with Broadcom/Emulex and Cavium/Qlogic to provide customers with high bandwidth storage connectivity and is providing 32Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter with seamless support on the Cisco UCS C-Series.  

The 32Gb HBAs are designed to address requirements of modern networked storage systems that utilise high performance and low latency solid state storage drives for caching and persistent storage, as well as hard disk drive arrays.

All of these products are expected to be available from May 2017.  

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