Recently Scott Lowe shared that he could identify the level of my workload based on the duration between my blog posts. I found his comment was quite insightful as things have been rather busy of late. Inside of NetApp we’re wrapping up engineering efforts for the release of something truly revolutionary. As you’d expect this has all of us working long hours. Outside of NetApp I’ve relocated from North Carolina to California and the efforts to get unpacked and settled has kept me rather busy.
Suffice to say I’m a bit behind and after a quick glance at the calendar I’ve decided that today is the last day I have to share with you my thoughts around what I expect to transpire in 2012 with storage technologies and their use and integration in server virtualization infrastructures and cloud computing solutions. Honestly, it is the nearly last day of February and 1/6th of the year has already passed, so it’s now or never…
One of the things I learned from reviewing my previous predictions was a tendency to expect adoption to occur sooner than what was reasonable. A number of predictions required more than one year to become apparent and for a few of these I want to ‘double down’ as I expect them to become a reality in 2012.
The Double Down List
Admittedly, the double down list wasn’t that creative on my part, but as I had earlier stated these were predictions that partially materialized last year and I believe will continue this year.
What I Expect We Will See in 2012
Here’s a number of thoughts around what me might see over the course of the next 10 months…
Wrapping Up This Post
Well that’s all I have for 2012. I hope you found the content in this post entertaining if not interesting. With any luck some will share their support, criticism, and predictions in the comments section. Let’s revisit this post and the comments in January to rate the accuracy of these predictions.
Until then, cheers!