On the background of the predicted recession in the IT market, I was looking for what people are saying about Storage Market. I found this really good piece of predictions. Of course noone knows what is going to happen. But the article discusses trends in storage market and Hitachi's stake among them.
Here are some para's from the article:Top five storage predictions for 2008
Computerworld Australia 11/28/07
Sandra Rossi, Computerworld Australia>> Hitachi Data Systems released its top five storage predictions for 2008, with data de-duplication rated the hottest and most innovative technology to hit the market since virtualization. >> Hitachi predicts the death of network-based virtualization and the rise of controller-based virtualization as it becomes a dominant approach to storage virtualization in 2008.>> Off-shoring of storage administration activities will increase as a result of the skills shortage, but offshore organizations will face similar challenges." >> Hitachi predicts that this data center dilemma will worsen in 2008, forcing CIOs and IT managers to turn toward leaner, greener practices such as dynamic provisioning, data de-duplication, power-down and storage virtualization to rectify the problem.>> The cost per megabyte of magnetic disk storage continues to fall, resulting in a perception that disk storage is closing the price gap with tape storageYou can read the details at http://storage.itworld.com/4619/071128storagepredict/page_1.html
Top Five Predictions in Storage Market for 2008