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This article is part of the Vol. 4 No. 11 January 2006 issue of Boosting data storage array performance
New demands, new opportunities This is my first turn at filling this space. Over the past couple of years, I've managed to pound out enough prose to fill a number of pages in other parts of Storage, but in my new role I have some pretty big shoes to fill delivering a monthly editorial. For me, a new job means new opportunities, along with the challenge of providing commentary here that meets the standards established by my predecessor. But I'm just another face in the crowd when it comes to dealing with change. In one of the fastest developing technology domains IT has ever seen, storage professionals are grappling daily with ever-evolving roles and responsibilities. Maturing storage environments, coupled with data stores that have grown beyond all reasonable expectations, are redefining responsibilities. Tossed into the mix are other forces, such as regulations that dictate data-handling practices; and while the cost of buying storage continues to drop steadily, the cost of owning that storage is soaring. All of that adds up to a nearly constant change and ... Access >>>
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