We caught up with Jon Toigo of Toigo Partners International to get his take on 2007 trends and 2008 forecasts in our latest podcast.
Never shy about sharing his opinions, Jon begins by walking us through the non-recognition of Fibre Channel's 10 year anniversary, and reasons why there may not have been much celebration. He also notes the uptick in iSCSI activity and the incredible rate of disk capacity increases.
For 2008, Jon sees this capacity race leading to the invalidation of RAID 5 and a need to rethink the architecture of disk arrays.
Further, he points us to a simple framework called "C4" of major themes driving IT purchases today
> Cost Containment
> Carbon Footprint
Finally, Jon outlines the increase in software and services interest among customers, and in particular, the ability to add services into the network. He advocates strategies that avoid rip and replace tactics, and instead encourages changing from proprietary architectures to ones that deliver more flexibility through network-based services.
This is one episode you won't want to miss! Check out the full podcast here.
Also, check out Jon's blog, www.drunkendata.com.