Evaluate Weigh the pros and cons of technologies, products and projects you are considering.

How Apple's iPad could impact SMB data storage management

Greg Schulz, analyst with The Storage IO Group, discusses how thin devices could be used in SMBs and what to consider from a storage perspective as these devices gain traction.

Apple Inc. announced their iPad this week, to a wide array of responses that essentially ranged from "this is gonna change the world" to "what a sham." Regardless of your take on the merits or failures of the new tablet, there are a number of things to consider from a SMB data storage management perspective if the device (and other thin devices like it) takes hold in the business world.

The iPad is available with a choice of 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB of flash storage and is designed to be used as an access point to applications in the public and/or private cloud rather than as a traditional PC.

Greg Schulz, founder and senior analyst with The Storage IO Group, offers his thoughts about how thin devices could potentially be used in small- to medium-sized businesses and what IT pros need to consider from a storage perspective as these devices gain traction.

Play now:

You must have Adobe Flash Player 7 or above to view this content.See http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer to download now.
Download for later:

Greg Schulz discusses how the Apple iPad could impact SMB data storage management
• Internet Explorer: Right Click > Save Target As
• Firefox: Right Click > Save Link As

More on SMB data storage management:

  • Data center migration tips for SMBs

  • Data file archiving for small businesses: Determining what file archive tools to use for your SMB

  • Data protection and data security for corporate laptops in SMBs

  • Hot data storage technologies for SMBs: Storage trends for 2010
  • This was last published in January 2010

    Dig Deeper on SAN technology and arrays



    Find more PRO+ content and other member only offers, here.

    Start the conversation

    Send me notifications when other members comment.

    By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

    Please create a username to comment.