Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A map of the Internet

Very cool

Monday, March 17, 2008

IDC's 2008 Storage Predictions

1. Storage as a Service (SaaS)
2. Role-based Storage Systems
3. Object-based Storage Systems
4. Solid-State Disk (SSD)
5. Virtual Servers (e.g. VMware) will be killer app for iSCSI: (another Fibre channel is to hard approach where more comfortable with ip (whatever)
6. Value-Added Storage Services Will Begin to Be Divorced from Storage Subsystems, Resulting in Further Commoditization of Storage Subsystems ie ZFS
7. Disk Encryption
8. Vendors Will Create More Attractive "All In One" Solutions Using an Integrated Storage and Server Approach
9. "Green" Initiatives Will Spark Some Hardware Refreshes
10. De-Dup, VTL & Thin Provisioning become standard options