Thursday, December 22, 2005


They say the world has become too complex for simple answers. They are wrong.
Ronald Reagan

In storage, I see no end of hard problems. I see customers' data growing, and I see customers worried about consolidating, operating and protecting increasing amounts of data. I see the burden of ownership for data getting worse as businesses rely more and more on the data they own, and as the legal requirements increase to keep data accessible yet private. No end of problems in sight. Dave Hitz


Will Storage and Network Technology make it easier or harder in the next few years to manage and secure your data storage? As technologies standardize storage and security will certainly get easier, specialty niche markets will develop on new technologies and entrepreneurs will jump into these new niches and develop businesses based on them. My prediction is that entrenched vendors will fight to maintain their profits in their business lines, and slowly markets will be taken away from them by lower cost solutions.

Listening to your customers is the best way to assure that any business can continue, for any business today must evolve with its customer base, and watch for new niches as they develop. Toigo Partners and Zerowait are having an exclusive storage roundtable in a few weeks to discuss storage economics & business, we will report back on the trends we foresee developing.

From - Investors Business Daily "Following the herd is a sure way to mediocrity"
Why are all the storage vendors getting into security?

Is your NetApp filer's data worth $5.00 a day? If your business depends on your data it probably is. Ask Zerowait if you are concerned about your filer's performance and security, and how for $5.00 a day you can sleep at night.

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