Tis the week for the “out of office” email messages. But the storage blogo-tweet-osphere waits for no man. Here are a few posts that caught my eye this week.
Bas Raayman sees CPU power hitting the wall: The RAM per CPU wall
Rick Vanover says 2010 could be the year for 10GigE – Will 2010 see 10 Gigabit Ethernet go mainstream?
It being the end of a year–and a decade–predictions abounded. We’re pleased to note that when it came to summarizing the top storage stories of 2009, deduplication for primary storage, the specialty of this blog’s parent Ocarina, made the big lists:
“Storage optimization (or data reduction) technologies such as data deduplication and compression can significantly reduce capacity requirements and costs … Consider data reduction for primary storage.”
SearchStorage – Beth Pariseau: Top 10 enterprise data storage news stories of 2009
“10. Data deduplication branches out. As deduplication settled into a comfortable role in backup, data-reduction technology started working its way into other parts of the data storage infrastructure, including primary as well as nearline and archived data … Ocarina and Isilon Clustered NAS help visual effects studio archive images, cut costs.”
For sheer inventiveness, blogger Stephen Foskett wins the prize with his 2009 predictions post, in which he turns the clock back and takes advantage of 20-20 hindsight: My 2009 IT Industry Predictions.
Meanwhile, social media and tech watcher Louis Gray takes himself to task and looks at all of his 2009 predictions to see how well he fared: My 2009 Tech Predictions: Mixed, But Nailed Real-Time.
OK that’s all for now. Here’s wishing all of you a happy, healthy, green and techy new decade.