So what�s really hot in the data centre in 2008? According to Hitachi, it�s the temperature. CIOs and IT managers will soon turn their attention toward technologies like storage virtualisation, dynamic provisioning and de-duplication. Basically anything that can proclaim to turn back the heat, resurrect some floor space and yank back on the data centre�s hunger for energy consumption.
From a Symantec perspective, a desire for better storage utilisation will see data de-duplication ready to take centre stage. �De-duplication has been happening for quite some time, but now it has a lot more technology wrapped around it,� says Paul Lancaster, sales director at Symantec.
According to Hitachi, it�s the real business benefits of de-duplication that will hit a soft spot with IT spending decision makers. Hitachi claims the technology can deliver at least ten fold on business savings in terms of storage backups.
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