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Published: 04 Jun 2013

All this talk about storage being a commodity might make storage professionals feel inferior. But if you look at storage pay, those gloom-and-doom prophecies just don't add up. A few months back, I wrote a column about how I thought storage was getting short shrift as so many conversations were hovering around data center technologies and practices. Storage often seems to be dismissed as one of those infrastructure things, like the network gear that knits everything together. My reaction at the time was "try doing that [server virtualization, big data analysis, ERP, CRM, you fill in the blank] without storage" (or networks, etc.). These infrastructure components were somehow being reduced to so-called commodities. Call 'em what you please -- commodities, things, gear, kit, caboodles -- but you're not going to get very far building any IT business initiative without them. And you're going to need a storage professional who knows how to keep them running efficiently. Of course, in the 21st century we expect our technology to be easy: easy to buy, deploy, use ... Access >>>

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    • Wanted: Storage professionals by Rich Castagna

      All this talk about storage being a commodity might make storage professionals feel inferior. But if you look at storage pay, those gloom-and-doom prophecies just don't add up.

    • Can data storage equipment pass the Yoga Pants Test? by Jon William Toigo

      What criteria are you basing your data storage equipment purchases on: a prestigious label or real-world requirements?

    • Mobile device backup might be impossible by Jason Buffington

      Doing a selective mobile device backup that separates work data and personal data can't be done, but perhaps not for the reasons you think.

    • Flash deployment: Look before you leap by Jeff Boles

      The solid-state storage market is still a work in progress. A prudent approach will ensure that a flash deployment fits well with an overall storage strategy.

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