As it does every year, SearchStorage.com created a series of stories to give our readers an idea of what's coming down the road in the upcoming 12 months. Check out this year's compilation below.
- Storage magazine editor-in-chief Rich Castagna drilled down into his magazine's recent survey of storage managers and found that backup, adding disk capacity and disaster recovery will be their top three priorities in 2008. No surprise there, but the actual numbers are eye-opening. And the next set of priorities after the top three do provide some food for thought.
- In Storage Outlook '08: Storage vendors' New Year resolutions, news writer Beth Pariseau takes a look at the product and strategy roadmaps – some publicly announced, some extrapolated by her – that leading storage vendors such as Symantec, HP, EMC, VMware and Brocade have set in 2008.
- In Storage Outlook '08: Sun reveals plans for disk arrays, John Fowler, who heads the systems group at Sun Microsystems Inc., sits down with SearchStorage.com's news director Dave Raffo and news writer Beth Pariseau to reveal what Sun has in store for 2008 and beyond when it comes to disk arrays., Web 2.0 and virtualization.
- In Storage Outlook '08: Improving disk-based backup, a storage architect explains why his top priorities in the next 12 months are disk-based backup and better reporting capabilities. He also tells why he's not considering 8 Gbps FC or storage virtualization tools.
- In >Storage Outlook '08: Building out iSCSI SANs, a storage administrator reveals that his top storage project for the new year will be adding iSCSI SANs using newly installed Cisco multiprotocol director switches. He also provides an evaluation of the storage projects his company undertook in 2007.