Interesting Times For Storage
The ancient Chinese saying (or curse) — May you live in interesting times — certainly applies to data storage. Traditional storage is being rocked by a turbulent wake of trends, such as the cloud, big data, and BYOD, that affect the information infrastructure. The recently concluded Storage Networking World (SNW) conference in Orlando put on by Computerworld and the Storage Networking Industry Association covered these as well as storage specific topics, such as the future of solid state devices (SSDs). The need to stay abreast of what is happening now and over time is clear, as we are still in a learning curve. Still, businesses have to start making decisions today that get them started in the right direction. That was one challenge that faced the attendees.
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NOTE: This column was originally published in the Pund-IT Review.