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This article is part of the Vol. 11 Num. 6 August 2012 issue of What you need to know about all solid-state arrays
There’s a lot happening techwise in the data storage world, but the ever-growing hype, hoopla and hazy language are making it even harder for everyone to understand. This might be the busiest time we’ve ever seen for data storage since the emergence of the hard disk more than 50 years ago. I’ve been on the storage beat exclusively for the last eight or nine years, covering it intermittently before that, and I can’t remember when there’s been more activity in the storage arena on so many different fronts. It’s an interesting brew, cooked up with a healthy portion of new technology, some reconstructed ideas about IT and business processes, and spiced up with the typical overselling and hype that accompany these kinds of technical shifts. Cloud, solid-state storage, virtualization (server, storage, network … take your pick), “big data,” no-backup data protection, consumerization, virtual/cloud DR and more have all bubbled up at roughly the same time. Any one of those techs would be plenty to cope with, but it’d take a five-armed juggler to keep all those balls ... Access >>>
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