2014 Storage Trends – 3rd of 5 - "Impatience"
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Society’s impatience with Technology
Well, it’s happened. Society's impatience with technology has reached the data centers. All types of admins (server, storage, network, VM, etc) want the big red “EASY” button. Easy installs, easy to use, easy to administer, easy to switch technology providers, user friendly, and of course everything should just work. The old science of the admin is waning fast, and those that still carry that title are retiring. We will progress to the point where users (traditional desktop as well as mobile) will be able to switch back and forth between various storage devices, connections, vendors, and options seamlessly and with virtually little trouble. Similar to the way mobile devices can choose different Wi-Fi connections today.
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