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The time is now for a paradigm shift in how to store, access and archive sensitive data
By: Scott Sobhani
Jul. 1, 2016 04:00 PM
One of the greatest challenges facing business and government organizations is how to store and move sensitive data around the world while maintaining security. Storing and securing critical data held within data centers (whether physical or virtual) is top of mind from the boardroom to the remote data center. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, spending on private cloud IT infrastructure in 2015 will grow by 15.8 percent year over year to $12.1 billion, while spending on public cloud IT infrastructure will increase by 29.6 percent to $20.5 billion.
Companies today are utilizing shared hosting facilities but, in doing so, they run the risk of exposing critical data to surreptitious elements, not to mention the challenges associated with jurisdictional hazards. Organizations of all sizes are subject to leaky Internet and leased lines. As the world shifts away from legacy systems to more agile software solutions, it is becoming clear that the time is now for a paradigm shift in how to store, access and archive sensitive data.
The Paradigm Shift
Let's explore some of the reasons for this paradigm shift:
A New Way of Thinking About Data Storage and Protection
Costs for such a solution would run the same or less to build, operate and maintain as terrestrial networks and would serve as a key market differentiator for cloud service providers that are looking for solutions that provide physical protection of their customers' critical information. This is because such a system would need to include its own telecom backbone infrastructure to be entirely secure. While this is extremely expensive to accomplish on the ground, it need not be the case if properly architected as a space-based storage platform.
In the near future, multinational enterprises, governments, militaries and embassies will turn to satellites for the centralized storage and distribution of sensitive or classified material, the distribution of video and audio gathered by drones or the storage and protection of video and audio feeds from authorized personnel in remote locations.
The Time Is Now
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