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IDC serves up top 10 storage predictions for 2008

Brian Fonseca | Dec. 25, 2007
IT managers looking to boost storage efficiency next year will embrace online storage services, push de-duplication in the data center and adopt solid-state disk drives to help fuel hardware consolidation strategies and green initiatives, according to IDC's top 10 storage predictions for 2008.

Online storage began its transformation in 2007 from a simplified backup option for consumers and small businesses to an offering that can enable larger businesses bolster disaster recovery operations, regulatory compliance needs and help curb storage infrastructure costs. Even Google Inc. is reportedly interested in building online storage technology to take advantage of the lucrative market.

 

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