Episode 19: The Hybrid Cloud Forecast - Outlook: Storage
In this episode of the Hybrid Cloud Forecast series, Andre talks to Vincent Hsu, IBM Fellow, CTO, IBM Storage, about storage technologies and the latest challenges for storage systems. In a surprising revelation, Vincent shares why tape storage is making a comeback. He also describes how the latest compression and deduplication technologies, used to reduce storage consumption, compete with data security and encryption practices. They discuss one of the biggest challenges today, as the volume of data increases from intelligent devices, how to make storage more intelligent. He shares that large scale AI is using too much power, impacting climate change, and how this problem is driving the need for smarter storage. Their discussion concludes with an interesting conversation about decreasing the time to recover data after a ransomware attack and the requirements for building the next generation of storage systems with “Zero Trust”. Vincent finishes with another very exciting project he is working on -- the role of storage at the ultimate edge location, the International Space Station.
Art by Jake Volz.