Recently, a number of us at NetApp were asked to share our thoughts around our expectations for 2011. The topics shared by thought leaders at NetApp from the likes of Val Bercovici to Jay Kidd ran the gamut from global economic conditions to ITaaS offerings to object-oriented storage architectures. As one might expect, the thoughts I shared were a bit more technical in nature and focused on the integration of storage technologies with virtualization and cloud-based constructs.
Over the past several years, I’ve been providing this type of guidance regarding product requirements, technical advancements, partner solutions, and the like relating to the product managers and technical Directors responsible for developing our virtualization related solutions. After sharing my thoughts within NetApp, I thought you might be interested in some of the guidance I provided for 2011.
I will admit as I write this post that I am thrilled by the concept of sharing, receiving feedback, and eventually reviewing the accuracy of my ”predictions.” Before I do, I would like to stress that the views I share are my own. They are not to be considered official NetApp statements.
So with that disclaimer out of the way, here are my predictions for 2011 pertaining to how storage will advance within cloud & virtual infrastructures…
At this point, the floor is yours. I encourage you to share your thoughts. There’s nothing off limits. I eagerly await the criticism, skepticism, agreement, augmentation, and advancement of these views. In twelve months, we will revisit this thread and review the accuracy of our thoughts. Until then, thanks for reading and spending a moment or two of thought.