Evolution of Data Storage And Recovery: Is Cloud Storage The Solution? [INFOGRAPHIC]

For any business, data is the most valuable asset that a company could leverage upon to sustain its growth. With the emergence of social media and mobile, companies have started facing the possibility of running out of storage capacity, anywhere accessibility and anytime data recovery. This has made companies to explore cloud storage that can help them fix challenges such as elasticity, in-house maintenance and management.

This infographic from hard-drive recovery specialist Kroll Ontrack UK showcases the history of Data storage & commercial data recovery.  The dynamically designed infographic highlights many critical milestones achieved during the complete evolution of Data Storage and Recovery, starting from 1834 when Charles Babbage started working on the first computer.

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Here are a few salient points from the infographic:

  • It was in the year 1932 when Gustav Tauschek invented the first drum memory stick.
  • In June 1948 Random Access Memory (RAM) was invented.
  • In August 1963 IBM launched a device with the first modern hard drive.
  • In April 1970, today’s storage device leader Western Digital (WD) was founded.
  • Within a year of WD formation, the floppy Disk was launched.
  • SCAMP, the world’s first laptop, was introduced in 1973.
  • In 1977, Oracle was founded.
  • Shugart Technologies launched the first 5.25” HDD in 1980. In the same year, the first CD-ROM drive was also developed.
  • IBM introduced the first personal computer in August 1981.
  • In 1982, Microsoft introduced the popular NTFS file system.
  • The much appreciated and highly popular Flash memory, especially among Apple products, was invented in 1984.
  • In 1987 Kroll Ontrack performed the world’s first commercial data recovery.
  • The first release of MySQL came in May, 1995 .
  • In June 2007, Apple introduced the revolutionary iPhone.
  • In September 2008, understanding the growing need for anytime-anywhere data storage, Dropbox was launched.
  • In January 2013, scientists finally managed to store data in the DNA.

Today, nearly 37% of companies are relying on cloud storage though 62% of cloud storage users claims data security and loss of control as their biggest challenge.

Check out the detailed infographic below. It contains many videos, rare images, interviews, and other valuable information, which is helpful in understanding the complete evolution of data storage and commercial data recovery developed till date.

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