Hey, data storage-type folks! Storage Station has come out of hibernation and is reborn for 2013! A lot has been happening on the storage front, as has been happening at eWEEK all these months, and we're ready to get back into the race and get cracking on all this news.
eWEEK has undergone some major changes in 2012, including a new publisher (QuinStreet, based in Foster City, Calif.), a new site design and some important staffing changes. And that's not the end of it: We're going to continue to add new features, sections and content in 2013.
As a result of all this change, my role as The Station was put on hold for several months while I added duties as editor of features and analysis at eWEEK, which has required quite a bit of administrative time and some extra travel.
Travel turns out to be a good segue into our topic for today: Storage Visions 2013, to be held Sunday, Jan. 6, and Monday, Jan. 7, at the Riviera Convention Center in Las Vegas. Yours truly will not only be in attendance but will also be moderating a cool panel discussion Jan. 7 at 2:45 p.m. on the topic "Same as it Ever Was?—What’s Ahead for Content Storage: Sponsored by Skyera."
We've got some excellent people on board for the discussion. Here's the seminar descriptor: "What storage technologies will provide tomorrow's content storage needs? Find out about the latest in storage technologies such as hard drives, solid state drives, flash memory and brand-new storage technologies. Learn about new effective, green and speedy storage devices and networks.
Speakers include Radoslav Danilak, Skyera; John Scaramuzzo, SMART Storage Systems; Wen Yu, Nimble Storage; Ryan Smith, Samsung; and Roy Sherrill, Datalight. Panelists: Tad Hunt, Exablox; Jay Krone, LenovoEMC.
Storage Visions, staged by well-respected storage analyst Tom Coughlin, is one of the top three storage conferences around, in The Station's opinion. If you can't get there in person, eWEEK will be filing regular news reports, so stay tuned.
Nice to be back!