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Published: 19 Oct 2012

Have you noticed the trend? I think it started when someone created storage networks by separating servers from storage subsystems with switches. Once spinning disks joined the network revolution, all kinds of new ideas surfaced--distributed file systems, automated archiving, multitiered storage architectures, long-distance replication and so on. The industry concept of information lifecycle management (ILM) categorizes this movement. In the past few years, storage has undergone a radical change. It's no longer about disk drives, RAID controllers and backup. Instead, storage hardware and software is being transformed into a networked information service designed to: Provide information to anyone, anywhere and at any time. Secure information at rest and in flight, while also providing policy-based actions for corporate governance (strong auditing capabilities fit here as well). Move information based on business rules and architectural considerations. This may be where storage technology is headed, but it's going to be a long journey. Storage engineers have ... Access >>>

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