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Published: 30 Oct 2012

Actually, let me rephrase that. Is your job about to change again? I'm interested in hearing how the scope and scale of your job might be changing as storage networking evolves. Here's what I'm curious about: How will the spread of storage networking from core data centers into secondary data centers and the distributed environment change the way IT works? This is what I see happening. IP SANs and SANs-in-a-can make the technology more realistic for many more applications. At the same time, blade servers are increasingly creeping into server rooms, often packaging storage and network switches into the same frame as CPU blades. And the hoofbeats you hear coming over the horizon? That's 10Gb Ethernet, which has the potential to either replace Fibre Channel or relegate it to just high-end SANs. More to the point, it has the potential to create the option for a single unified network for both data and storage traffic. Who will be the masters of that network? So, how will IT reorganize itself to cope with these new technologies? Many of you are still fighting ... Access >>>

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