The storage landscape is changing as a result of the convergence of virtualization, improvements in energy efficiency, cloud computing and users' insatiable demand for data. With adoption of server virtualization, storage is taking over as fastest-growing part of a typical company's information infrastructure.
New technologies are changing the way organizations manage their storage assets. Flash storage delivers more flexibility in creating hierarchical tiers to meet different demand priorities. Storage virtualization enables businesses to increasingly treat all their storage assets as a single pool. Data deduplication can significantly reduce redundancy. Cloud storage is another intriguing option, providing the capability to dynamically move storage assets to a shared model.
These and other advances require IT organizations to rethink the way they classify their storage assets. In this presentation, Tony Pearson outlines the seismic forces that are reshaping the storage landscape.
About Tony Pearson
Tony Pearson is a Master Inventor and Senior Managing Consultant in the IBM Software and Systems Group. A 25-year veteran of IBM, he has worked in development, marketing and customer care positions for various storage hardware and software products.
Tony works at the IBM Tucson Executive Briefing Center, where he presents briefings on storage topics covering the entire system storage product line, as well as Tivoli storage software products. He writes the “Inside System Storage” blog, and is also the author of the "Inside System Storage" series of books.
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