IBM “Edge”s In A Better Storage Direction?
Just recently IBM held its latest “Edge” event – its systems – and storage-focused user conference. Now, those of you that read my blog regularly will know that I often like to have a little time to reflect after these big industry shindigs, before I put my thoughts down….to let the hype fade and to see what’s left. Irrespective of how many of these things you go to (and I do plenty!) it’s all-too-easy to get caught up in the flurry of announcements (and there were plenty!) and the general razzmatazz and get carried along on the wave of news. I want to try to see the bigger picture, or at least what will be the lasting changes – not so much what gets immediately reported, but what will be impacting a vendor, the market, and users for years to come.
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