Top 10 Storage Predictions for 2011 (and Beyond)
Dec 29, 2010, 13:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Henry Newman)
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"It is another year and another try at predicting the future in
our complex storage industry. The year in review for 2010 can be
summarized in two words -- stagnation and consolidation: stagnation
as there has been limited innovation, which is totally
understandable given the economic downturn, and consolidation as
Tier-2 and Tier-3 storage players have been acquired right and left
as the large vendors prepare for the economic upturn.
"So how did I do with my predictions for 2010?
"I said that FCoE will become available end-to-end and major
vendors will support it. At least two major vendors support FCoE
end-to-end, but cost reductions have not been realized yet. Given
the economy, many companies are sticking with upgrading their
current Fibre Channel architecture rather than deploying completely
new Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) architecture.
"Score: 1 (but not a strong 1)"