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Question of the Month: What storage product would you like to see on the market that isn't now?
--Rory Morrow, mainframe storage advisor, Dallas
"A software program that cuts across all vendor hardware allowing all storage duties--from installation to decommission--to be performed. Three reasons: first, training budgets are zero and cross-training is the new corporate theme. Second, price is everything and the data center is a cornucopia of hardware. And third, vendors aren't providing a single interface within their own tier offerings. Imagine each vendor only having to code new hardware to a known HAL or API."
"ZFS in the Linux kernel. It would bring Linux light years into the future."
This was first published in September 2008