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Vol. 1 No. 6 August 2002

Introducing new data storage technologies

Having the right technology means nothing if your organization isn't ready to use it Are you ready? Are you mature enough? That sounds like a personal ad in a newspaper, but storage managers have to ask these questions, too. No matter how good a technology is, your infrastructure and organization must be ready to integrate it or it has no value. By understanding the lifecycle of IT infrastructure, you can determine if the timing is right to integrate the next big thing into your environment. And by applying the capability maturity model to storage, you can decide if your shop can handle that level of change. The technology lifecycle Even when a product is a technical fit for an environment, you have to pick the right time to implement it. A brand new storage array won't be replaced even if there's a better solution. Conversely, you may need to replace an array at the end of its lease, even if it's a perfect match for the environment's requirements, because the vendor is downgrading support for it, or some other reason external ...

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