What is the megatrend of this decade? I suggest that we are witnessing a wholesale shift from information tied to place/device to information mobility. Cloud computing, server virtualization, and even flash memory are all contributors to this massive trend, along with the user-side trends of the post-PDA mobile phone, 3G data, social web services, and connected home.
Toronto Seminar: Do Canadians Virtualize?
I’m off to beautiful Toronto, Ontario, Canada for tomorrow’s storage virtualization seminar. It will be very interesting to learn if there are differences between the two countries in terms of technologies employed or (more likely) business objectives served by server and storage virtualization technology. As I noted after my date with Charlotte, American companies are increasingly […]
Complying with Data Privacy Laws
I’ve been working on a new whitepaper for Hitachi focused on privacy laws in the United States and Europe, and what we mere storage folks can do to help comply with them. It’s pretty amazing stuff – the American system is totally different from the European, no surprise. Where they have sweeping top-down rights to […]