By Jesse St. Laurent, HPE Chief Technologist, Hyperconverged & SimpliVityFifteen years ago, your standard hard drive had a capacity of about 36GBs.

These hard drives delivered roughly 150 IOPS.

Today, hard drives are equipped with over 6TB of capacity … and they deliver roughly 150 IOPS.You see, the data problem isn’t just one of capacity anymore.

Data growth is an issue to be sure, with IDC predicting the world will create 163 zettabytes of data a year by 2025.

But this isn’t the problem that should be at the forefront of IT professionals’ minds.

The most troubling issue for those in IT is that increased data growth and hard drive capacity don’t necessarily correlate to improved performance. Read and write speeds have not increased at nearly the rate that disk capacity has, and this creates a performance bottleneck.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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