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This article is part of the Vol. 6 No. 9 November 2007 issue of RAID turns 20: Do you still need it?
Storage managers need to anticipate the demands of Web 2.0 applications as they take their place in enterprise environments. If you need evidence that Web 2.0 has gained widespread acceptance, look no further than eBay, Facebook and YouTube. These successful business models frame how we typically think of Web 2.0. They're highly collaborative, interactive and strive to reach a broad audience with mostly user-generated content. These days, Web 2.0 isn't limited to twenty-somethings building an application in the basement; traditional brick-and-mortar organizations should also consider this new way of doing business. At the enterprise level, internal applications like instant messaging, Microsoft SharePoint and wikis all enable improved communication and information sharing. In many cases this extends to trusted partners and suppliers. Now consider the amount of storage this content (RSS feeds, wikis, blogs and more) creates, as nearly all Web 2.0 models require storage on some level. Web 2.0 tools and strategies hold many potential benefits for those ... Access >>>
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