Data Storage: 10 Storage Predictions for 2011 and Beyond

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2010-12-16 Print this article Print
Spectra Logics 10 Storage Predictions for 2011 and Beyond

Spectra Logics 10 Storage Predictions for 2011 and Beyond

by Chris Preimesberger
Spectra Logic, based in Boulder, Colo., may not be a household name, but it is well-known and regarded within the storage industry. Spectra Logic, ISO 9001 certified since 1998, makes and maintains large-scale and midrange automated tape backup, disk and deduplication backup, and general data backup storage systems. Some of Spectra Logic's deployments are very large-scale systems for media (broadcast and cable television stations) and for scientific applications. The company's tape libraries feature LTO-5 tape drives, integrated data encryption, media health monitoring and low power consumption. These products are designed to be easy to upgrade and maintain. Although disk drives and SSDs (solid-state drives) have been getting lots of media attention in recent months, the fact remains that tape storage is by far the greenest storage type. About three-quarters of large enterprises utilize tape for backup or archival storage. Spectra Logic has offered eWEEK a look at what it believes are the Top 10 data storage trends going??íforward.??íThanks to Spectra Logic??íVice President Molly Rector for this insight.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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