Planning for the Future
Planning for the future
Businesses feel the pressure of quickly implementing cloud models, making development of the environment challenging as companies need to find what suits their needs now as well as for years to come. The exponential growth of data combined with the proliferation of data-intensive services is a significant contributor to why data storage is expanding at an even greater pace in the cloud. However, users need to be mindful as storage clouds still present challenges. These challenges include managing cost, intense computing power, security and data mobility across cloud providers-all factors that affect quality of service (QOS).
As solutions come to market to tackle these challenges, companies must prepare themselves for new innovations as the next wave of storage cloud computing evolves. Ultimately, organizations will need to integrate the functions and data in the cloud with various aspects of their business and collaborate with their business partners.
Stephen "Woj" Wojtowecz is Vice President of Storage Software Development for a suite of solutions offered by IBM Tivoli. Stephen has enjoyed a 20-year career with IBM in various management roles that has included all areas of software design, development, strategy, marketing, sales, support and services. Stephen has a Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. He can be reached at email@example.com.