I am working on a couple of storage-related articles to appear in the last quarter of the year.
How long do we need data? And which technologies are available now, or being developed, that can extend data storage life? In some industries the projected retention period for critical data is now over 100 years, so can storage keep up?
The piece will cover:
- What is indefinite storage?
- How does it contrast with less lengthy periods of data retention?
- Where might indefinite storage be required?
- What regulations / laws might dictate it?
- What industries, or particular data within companies, might it affect?
- What are the technical requirements for indefinite storage?
Deadline for leads: Monday, 14th November
IT ( storage) hardware shortages and how to ameliorate them
Some critical IT components are becoming harder to source, and that is having an knock-on effect on computer hardware, including storage; potentially shortages could also ipacrt the cloud. In this piece we will look at:
- The big picture in terms of the shortages and how long are hardware supply issues likely to last?
- What storage hardware is affected?
- Some evidence of the effects?
- What are the underlying causes?
- What are the key effects on storage hardware procurement?
- What can IT departments do to ameliorate the effects?
Deadline for leads: Monday, 21st November
<p>For either of these articles, please contact me by <a href=”mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?Subject=CW: November 2022 features”>email</a> in the first instance.</p>