Chief executive officer of Gridstore George Symons made a series of predictions regarding developments in the global data storage sector during the first half of 2014 and now he has returned to see how well his prophecies fared.
Mr Symons told Information Age that one of the biggest developments in data archiving would be the clarification of software-defined-storage (SDS) by the industry, with few businesses understanding this technology at the start of 2014.
“Real SDS is all about intelligent management of the data, and understanding and managing both the data on the server and the storage,” he noted.
This has not only come to pass in the first half of the year, but US research provider MarketsandMarkets has now revealed the sector is predicted to grow to be worth upwards of $5.41 billion (£3.24 billion) by 2018.
Meanwhile, Mr Symons predicted a significant escalation in uptake for Hyper-V for server virtualisation among businesses as well, with this too being a forecast that has proven to be positive in the year so far.
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