Will storage be even more important in the 5G era? Could it be a performance impediment in some cases?
The adoption of 4G / LTE over the past decade has led to the proliferation of social media, video streaming, gaming and many other applications, which has led to tremendous data growth.
5G is more fun. It could be one of the most popular technologies in a decade. The three most popular application sites are eMBB (enhanced mobile broadband), URLLC (Ultra-reliable low-latency communication) and mMTC (Massive machine-type communication). These usage opportunities can generate unprecedented amounts of data, much more than 4G / LTE. Above all, this data needs to be streamlined and stored on the edge and cloud to generate insights.
5G fast benefits such as high data rate, low latency and high network capacity put special challenges to the storage hardware interface that companies such as Western Digital face. Otherwise, your 5G experience will be reduced to weak link features.
We hear that edge computing and edge storage are crucial for the future of 5G; how?
New applications, such as remote healthcare, connected vehicles, and industrial automation, need to manage and store current information. The cloud still exists to provide large-scale analytics in a central location, the edge process may be closer to the point where the data points and sensors are collected. This improves network efficiency, performance and security. In general, it reduces costs and makes it easier to repair. In addition, processing and storage technologies must be closely linked to the real value of the data. Therefore, edge storage is critical with the edge process.
5G will affect Domino’s current network infrastructure. With 5G, more intelligence and computing power will move from the cloud to the top.
Need separate storage? If so, why?
Storage was not blocked for 4G networks. However, this will change dramatically with 5G. 5G usage issues are bringing architectural changes to storage designs. 5G requires high-capacity, new interfaces, more random read performance, longer data retention and storing storage, taking into account data mining volume and usage issues. Take, for example, today’s standard hardware interfaces for embedded products. While it continues to serve as the backbone for many applications, the EmMC data transfer bandwidth is low compared to the new JEDEC standard UFS3.1 was originally designed to deliver high speeds in line with smartphones and 5G standards.
Another example of an older storage interface for SSDs is SATA, which may be a hindrance to the 5G Edge process.
We don’t need a lot of local storage due to 5G speed, right?
on the contrary. You will need additional local storage at 5G, edge and endpoint. After receiving 5G networks globally, we still face network challenges. Communication may be slow, interrupted, or even absent. Therefore, you cannot wait for the data center for mission critical and life-saving applications to respond to the query. Therefore, the local process and storage is the answer associated with transferring only certain results to a central database.
What happened next?
5G changes the architecture of the data center and the edge points. We, our customers, are in a good position to assist you with the correct storage requirements. The company is innovating and reducing the cost of new applications and workloads for its customers. R&D has also invested heavily in the design and production of hard drive design and flash memory products and technologies.
We are committed to working with next-generation 5G Enterprise Data Centers, large capacity JBOD (over 2-pate in a box), NVMe on fabric (over 600 TB per box), and technologies. OptiNAND, Triple Stage actuator and Zoned Namespaces SSDs.
We continue to innovate UFS 3.1 embedded flash drives with BGA packages, extended temperature SD cards and industrial NVMe SSDs in 3D NAND flash cell, firmware and ASIC for 5G endpoint and edge.
We are making sure that hardware does not limit 5G capacity. That’s why we take high-speed storage to the next level.