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This article is part of the March 2014 Vol. 13 No. 1 issue of Cloud storage tools manage data stored in the ether
It seems as if every vendor has a mystic on its staff who can see into the future of data storage. Here are a few of the predictions they think are in store for us. I was pretty pleased with myself after writing my New Year's five predictions column, but before I could pat myself on the back a second time, I noticed my email inbox was full of messages with subject lines touting five, 10 or even 15 predictions for 2014. I'm not so naïve as to think I had somehow cornered the prediction market, but it looks like everybody is buffing up their crystal ball and spewing out prognostications about the future of data storage like there's no tomorrow. Who are all these storage seers purporting to have some kind of sixth sense that lets them see into the data center future? As I sorted through the emails I realized they were from vendors, every last one of them. And all their predictions just coincidentally suggested that in the future -- the very near future, they hope -- everyone will have a desperate need for their products. I didn't come across a single prediction... Access >>>
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