Qualstar’s Role in the World of “BIG DATA”

“There are 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created each day at our current pace, but that pace is only accelerating with the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT)”
– Source: Forbes, 2018

According to a 2016 report by IBM, the world’s 4.4 billion internet users generate more than 2.5 exabytes (2.5 billion gigabytes) of data each day. In fact, 90 percent of the world’s total data was generated in the past two years alone—that’s more data created in two years than in the entirety of preceding human history—and the pace shows no signs of slowing. In 2018, the IDC analytics group forecast that by 2025, the total datasphere will increase from 33 to 175 zettabytes, with users producing 463 exabytes of data each day. To meet these expanding needs, data storage will need to be abundant and cheap, with low energy requirements—all hallmarks of tape storage.
Big data is the term du jour for the complex processing and managing of vast amounts of information. But while the concept may have entered the popular vernacular relatively recently, Qualstar has been a major player in the practical implementation of big data solutions for nearly a quarter of a century! Our LTO tape libraries include models ranging from entry-level to enterprise, and all models offer the advantages that have made Qualstar an industry leader:

  • Cost-effective: typically offers the best price and performance available, with no hidden costs like slot licensing fees
  • High reliability: utilizes hot-swappable, redundant component options and an optional independent monitoring system designed to ensure the dependability of your stored data and the library itself
  • Best warranty: standard no-cost three-year warranty—unrivaled in the industry
  • Green and mean: optimized for low power consumption using Qualstar’s own high efficiency N2Power brand of power supplies wherever applicable
  • Convenient growth path: field-expandable systems to increase your storage capacity as your business needs grow
  • Online remote support: advanced software tools enable our top-notch technical support team to diagnose issues no matter where your system is located

Our focus on Vertical Markets

Fundamental to the evolution of big data has been the progressive digitization of media—voice, music, photos, renderings, videos, etc. As digital storage methods and standards evolved, industries embraced them to reduce their physical storage footprint and meet expanding requirements for records keeping. Added advantages included much faster search and access times, automated data storage redundancy, reduced staffing needs, and so on. Nonetheless, each industry has its own unique application needs. To meet those needs, Qualstar is developing solutions specific to several of the vertical markets to which our customers belong:

  • Media & Entertainment
  • Oil & Gas
  • Government & Military
  • Education
  • Information Technology
  • Medical Imaging
  • Banking
  • Surveillance
  • Data Centers for Cloud Services

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