Explosion of Data Drives Growth in Global Storage Demands
90% of data in the world today was created in the last 2 years.
This staggering growth of data is being driven by the rapid penetration of mobile devices, increasing demand for digital content, the proliferation of cloud based services and the emergence of the Internet of Things.
Most of this data will never be deleted.
This incredible growth in data generation presents huge challenges to mobile users and cloud data centres that rely on silicon memory chips in which this data is stored.
Traditional Storage Technologies Cannot Keep Pace
The dominant non-volatile memory technology is NAND Flash (Flash), used in billions of smart phones, tablets, laptops and more recently in solid state drives servicing data centres and cloud servers.
Hard disk drives (HDDs) are a data storage device used for storing and retrieving digital information in the cloud. HDDs are being replaced at exponential rates by solid state drives for faster data access, lower power, smaller physical size and lower weight.
Flash is a 30 year old technology with diminishing ability to reliably scale to meet the exponential growth of data - it cannot forever keep up with the demand for higher density storage, faster access, greater endurance and slimmer devices.
It cannot meet the future needs for more storage in less physical space.
Innovation in Non-Volatile Memory is Essential
An innovation in memory technology is required to meet the growing demand for high density memory.
ReRAM is emerging as the leading technology to overcome the limitations of traditional data storage such as Flash.
4DS Interface Switching ReRAM is well positioned for these fast growing markets that require high density memory and gigabyte silicon storage.
4DS has an emerging NVM solution which enables higher density memory to operate cooler, faster and longer compared to traditional storage technologies.