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Published: 20 Oct 2012

Two smart guys Most of the emails and phone calls I get from vendors and PR people feature overblown phrases like "industry-leading," and are peppered with the typical tech litany of something being the first, fastest, biggest (or smallest) and so on. These exaggerated claims can sometimes overshadow the fact that there are plenty of smart people in the storage game. I was reminded of that last week when I met with two insightful industry experts. The meetings were eye-opening--maybe not epiphany-like experiences, but they made me think about some things a little differently. Cheng Wu is the founder of Acopia Networks, purveyors of file virtualization appliances. He sees virtualization more as a first step toward truly manageable storage networks rather than a solution unto itself. Virtualization can serve as the framework for disaster recovery, information lifecycle management and data protection, and still address the things commonly associated with virtualization like better capacity control, management of mixed systems and data migration. Virtualization ... Access >>>

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