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