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Published: 15 Oct 2012

The storage industry is a curious mixture of forward thinking and stubborn old fashionedness. For an industry that's constantly innovating on the technology front, it's been exceedingly slow to latch on to the standards-based, open-systems model that swept the networking hardware and systems markets a decade ago and has established some major beachheads in software over the years. In fact, you could argue that the storage industry is the last vestige of the "account lock-in" mentality that ruled the computer industry prior to PCs, Unix, and the Web. That may be about to change, however. While users have complained bitterly in recent years that storage management is ludicrously difficult, compounded by the lack of even basic interoperability between arrays, some vendors appear to have been listening. Perhaps stung by a lower-than-expected take-up rate for SANs, they have worked quietly within the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) to take some first steps. Those first steps were unveiled in late March and they're very encouraging. I saw a ... Access >>>

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