Data Storage: 10 Storage Technology Predictions From Toshiba for 2012

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2011-12-19 Print this article Print
HDDs Still the Mainstay Media

HDDs Still the Mainstay Media

Spinning-disk hard drives will continue to be the mainstay of the storage industry for the foreseeable future, based on the growth of data and the petabytes of capacity only HDDs can provide.
Toshiba has been in the forefront of digital data storage and protection since the outset of the microcomputer revolution in the 1980s. It practically invented NAND flash, which is becoming more pervasive by the day in the IT world, due to its ubiquitous use in smartphones, tablet PCs, portable storage drives, servers, storage arrays, routers and numerous other connected devices. Toshiba is also a major disk drive and data center systems maker. The Japan-based company also has a firsthand perspective on the IT world from the Pacific Rim perspective, one that also is growing in importance. Here are some storage-side predictions from the venerable IT company as reported to eWEEK.
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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