I need some assistance with these assignment. key aspects of data storage management Thank you in advance for the help! It is essential to understand the type and amount of data that needs protection along with the reason to store the given data. Thereafter, it will become easier to decide about the type of required data storage device or cloud service that will fit the bill.With the increase in capacity expansion and a decrease in prices, the USB drives have become a major source of threat for the security of data that has business value. Although the threat of stealing data by employees, while working on IT projects exists for a long time, the abundant availability of cheap USB flash drives, now, has given a serious dimension to it. The information stored on such devices can easily be exploited, especially when an employee joins a competitor, after quitting the existing job. In addition, these devices are famous for carrying malware and another virus, thus affecting data quality and retrieval. The employee can inadvertently carry this malware from personal to the office computers, thus damaging other data files and the system.Businesses must use strong protective software, which can secure the data and scan all external devices such as USB flash drives. Limiting access of data to certain employees by undertaking jobs such as data encryption and ‘auto-run stop’ on office computers can also reduce this threat. Complete ban to access the data may prove ineffective, as interested IT employees would find ways to bypass the ban.However, no amount of security measures are undertaken by any company can eliminate this threat. Hence, it is essential to have a full-fledged data storage strategy that involves data lifecycle management. This strategy must consider the following, which may differ from business to business.According to Souvik Choudary, who is the senior director at SunGuard Availability Services’ product management division, it is essential to understand the business value of data for identifying the strategy for its storage.&nbsp.