Data Storage: Quantum's Predictions for the Storage Industry in 2012

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2011-12-02 Print this article Print
Scale-out Storage Adoption Will Become Pervasive

Scale-out Storage Adoption Will Become Pervasive

It won't just be for high-performance environments anymore. Users are looking for higher value and return from their investments; scale-out storage will be the key to match both performance and capacity requirements for those looking to achieve a faster ROI.
The coming of the last month of the year always brings the inevitable prediction stories in publications such as eWEEK and others. And why not? We all want to know what is going to happen. It's fun to read and can actually be helpful to our businesses. We know how we did during the year almost completed, and many of us know what changes we'd like to put into play for the next 12 months. What's wrong with using that experience and knowledge to look ahead at what might be in store for the next 12 months? Nothing, in our opinion. So here are some educated looks at the 2012 storage landscape, courtesy of chief technology evangelist David Chapa of Quantum. Chapa previously was a senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group.
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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