Consolidation, Virtualization Spurs Talk at Storage World
Reporter's Notebook: Everybody's talking about consolidation, virtualization, intelligent management, complianceand a burgeoning data storage marketat the Boston seaport conference.BOSTONIts easier than one might think to identify when a particular technology or methodology is hotjust Google around for all the conferences springing up around it. Data storage, it all its forms, is precisely that hot IT subject right now. With the proliferation of data in dozens of formats, the increased demands placed on its handling and security by government and court jurisdictions, and the new industries sprouting around all this activity, there are a lot more people talking about it. And they are selling plenty of tickets to people who want to hear.
Storage World, 6 years old and based in Los Angeles but venturing to the East Coast for the first time in 2006 here at the World Trade Center, opened Sept. 19 and will continue through Sept. 21.