The new year is here. Everyone loves to make resolutions to say how they are going to improve their lives. Personally I think it is nonsense; if you want to change, then you can do it any time rather than the abitrary time of new year.
Anyway, enough of my humbug. Here's a few storage resolutions I hope to maintain:
- iSCSI - I haven't paid enough attention to this. I think iSCSI is due to hit its tipping point this year and get much more widespread adoption.
- WAFS - Wide Area File Systems interest me. Any opportunity to reduce the volume of data being moved across networks while centralising the gold copy strikes me as a sensible idea.
- CDP - There are some interesting products around providing continuous data protection. They aren't scalable yet, but when they are I can see them being big.
- NAS Virtualisation - OK, I know how it works and what the products are; I just need to get into more detail.
- CAS - I've always seen CAS as pointless. It's time to give it a second chance.
So that's the technology side covered. What about process?
- ILM - I think it is time to harp on about proper ILM - i.e. that which is integrated into the application rather than the poor efforts we've seen to date. I think application development needs to be addressed to cover this.
- SRM - how about some proper tools which actually do the job of managing the (large scale) process of storage deployment? More thought required here.
- Cost Management - I believe there are lots of options for managing and reducing cost, I should expound on them more.
- Technology Refresh - Always a problem and certainly needs more thought for mature datacentres.
Hmm, funny how each year's resolutions end up sounding just like the ones the year before?