If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.Abraham Maslow
I will let you all in on a secret. I started researching data storage with the aim of providing an overview of data storage but the more I researched, the more confused I became. The forerunners to today’sdata storage such as primary and secondary storage still exist and then we have new technologies, such asSolid State Disk (SSD) drives becoming increasingly popular. In the end, I returned to my own experiences in data storage and then it suddenly dawned on me. The reason, I was writing this article was that unlike the early days of IT, when all I used to do was to have servers backed up on tapes and carry them in the boot of my car (Yes, in those days that was the Disaster Recovery strategy). Data storage is now a behemoth.
Storage can even in this day and age be added cost effectively. Thestorage expo at London, Olympia on 14-15 October had many vendors exhibiting their solutions and I am providing this link as it is a rich source of vendor information. Another article that highlightedthe nine data storage companies to watch shows innovative ways that are being utilised by newer entrants to the market.
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