Storage has been one of
the major IT topics for some time, and this is not likely to change in 2013.
Why? Because storage demand keeps rapidly expanding and requirements are
growing along multiple dimensions.
One reason is the content
explosion. Just think about pictures and songs and tweets being shared and then
re-shared, viewed and downloaded, and downloads being logged and analyzed. The
sheer number of transactions triggered by each of these events is astounding. Driven by the proliferation of data-intensive
technology across all aspects of IT, from consumer to business to industrial
and government use cases, the demand for net storage capacity is bound to keep