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Published: 20 Oct 2012

Twice a year, Storage magazine polls many of you so we can get a better handle on the storage technologies and products you're using and planning to buy (see "Buying update: Storage managers' purchasing plans"). We've been doing this for approximately five years and have collected a fair amount of data about buying intentions and purchasing patterns, especially for developing or newer technologies. It's pretty interesting stuff, but the overriding observation I've come away with is that the evolution of storage technology is slow--really slow. Like so many industry pundits, we in the press are often a bit too eager to declare that a technology has "arrived" and too ready to hang a "year of" in front of the latest and greatest storage techs, as in "the year of iSCSI" or "the year of virtualization." But that's not so easy to do in the storage business, as nothing happens in just a year. A couple of years ago, I used this space to wonder out loud how storage companies that were two, three or four years old could still be considered startups. Now I know that ... Access >>>

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