Steve O'Donnell of Amlin has a very clear idea of how the storage industry will develop over the next decade or so.
He reckons we'll end up with what he calls flash and trash. There'll be a lot more solid state data centres and all-flash arrays, and much less spinning disk. Steve also expects high-performance magnetic disks to die.
However, while many have already consigned tape to the history books, Steve thinks that people have underestimated its importance. Tape has a future.
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