A Look Ahead at the Opportunities and Challenges Facing the Data Storage Industry
Regardless of the strategic path taken, the disruption in the storage industry over the past few years assures us that our future is taking a new path and that we must prepare for it much more effectively than in the past. Information technology has enabled geographically separate communities to connect with each other and discover new ways to learn by enabling access to enormous quantities of data. The arrival of the cloud enables communities to connect and share information so they can quickly develop more efficient ways to advance. Effectively analyzing this much data will demand a highly scalable and infinitely more secure storage infrastructure for its foundation. The worldwide impact of today’s information technology is unprecedented. While everyone tries to predict what lies ahead based on the past, this is no longer possible for the storage industry. As we look ahead, things are changing so fast even the future is obsolete.