DOCUMENT Magazine - Summer 2012 - (Page 20)

By NaTalya yEzhkOva has identified four pillars that will shape the growth and innovation in the information technology (IT) sector over the next decade or more. These pillars are cloud services, big data/business analytics, mobility and social media. Remarkably, each of these megatrends have a profound impact on how storage will be delivered, deployed and consumed; on development and adoption of new storage architectures; and on the way storage is managed. From this perspective, storage suppliers have to look at these growing segments that dictate the milestones for product roadmaps, including a variety of storage efficiency technologies, support for virtualized environments and multitenancy, scale-out architectures, standardization of hardware platforms and automation of data management. On the other hand, the traditional, core storage technologies will continue to be in high demand worldwide, especially in emerging regions, which are in the process of establishing their IT and storage infrastructures. Matching existing technologies and roadmaps with current and future demands is always critical for vendors. However, storage has become more interrelated with other areas of IT, which impacts both supply and demand sides. Following the economic disruptions of 2008-2009, the enterprise storage systems market has entered a 20 summer.2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of DOCUMENT Magazine - Summer 2012

DOCUMENT Magazine - Summer 2012
Table of Contents
What’s New
Most Social
Editor’s View
The Social Impact on Software Development
BYOD Not the Place for MYOB
Spare the Password and Spoil the Child
The Right Fit: Solving Your SharePoint ECM Puzzle
What Gets Measured Gets Results
Storage Wars
Finding a Connection
Eight Principles for Minimizing Risk
Calculating MPS in Your Own Company
Special Insert

DOCUMENT Magazine - Summer 2012