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This article is part of the September 2013 Vol. 12 No. 7 issue of More choices for virtual server backups
The latest forecast for data storage technologies has LTFS heating up, cloud storage still rather cool and perhaps a change in the wind for solid-state storage. I had the extraordinary pleasure of dining with real IT people in several cities over the past few weeks as TechTarget's "The New Rules of Backup and Data Protection" seminar winds its way around the country. It seems that summer's extreme weather always increases interest in disaster recovery and data protection. At these casual meetings, there are always the expected inquiries about the latest "shiny new thing" in data storage technologies -- flash storage -- but I'm sensing less enthusiasm about adopting the technology on anything more than a one or two PCI Express card basis than I might have expected. Some analysts might say flash in server has peaked, but that isn't what I'm seeing. People seem desperate to do anything to speed up the doggedly slow performance of their server hypervisor and virtual machine complex even if I/O isn't the problem. I also had the opportunity to interview Erik ... Access >>>
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