There is a huge glut of data being collected on a daily basis that is expanding our limits for storage space. It's easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of data passing through our network systems. But it doesn't have to be this way. New innovations in data storage technology have brought forward a new perspective on a more efficient method of storing data and creating value from storage drives.
This concept for smart storage or "computational storage" explores the advantages of integrating compute processing exactly where the data is stored and opening up a new approach in how we utilize data as it transfers back and forth from the cloud. In this industry podcast, Echostream's Andy Lee is joined by NGD System's Scott Shadley to discuss the history of traditional cloud storage and the direction that computational storage is taking to transform how we think about data storage.
What is Computational Storage?
Computational storage is a new technology architecture that involves data processing at the storage device level to reduce the amount of data the has to transfer between storage space and compute space. This is achieved by implementing multi-core processors directly within storage drives where data is collected. This addition of compute processing power moves application operations on-board the physical storage device to enable parallel computation, reduce I/O traffic and alleviate other constraints on existing architecture models. By having compute power closer to storage, API definitions and processing can occur on the device level and offload tasks from the host CPU. Functions such as indexing data as it is generated to searching and retrieving data content for specific entries to providing inference support for artificial intelligence (AI).
Computational storage is listed as one of 5 disruptive storage technologies in 2020
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