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Published: 22 Oct 2012

In 2008, are you willing to spend money to save money? By the time this article is published, most of you will have returned to work after a holiday break and settled down for the year ahead. Considering this is my first 2008 column, I decided to write about some areas that will take center stage this year. For the most part, things will continue to chug along at the same pace they did in 2007, but the sluggish economy means that many storage organizations may see their budgets tightening. At the same time, new initiatives such as green data centers should have an impact on how money is spent. Technology refresh Several vendors have launched new products to refresh their product portfolio. EMC updated its DMX line, while Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) announced the "V," "VM" and "SMS" platforms. With a few exceptions, most of these are incremental updates. Because of acquisitions, other vendors dropped several redundant products from their portfolios. For example, Brocade announced it would drop certain McData products in favor of its legacy ones. I see two ... Access >>>

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