The State of Data Storage Management: 2011 vs. 2012, July 27, 2012 In 2011, data storage management was all about centralization and consolidation. Now, the tide has turned to data reliability, security and performance. Learn why.
So what's next? "2012 is shaping up as a good year to address storage problems that have been allowed to languish," according to Marko in "State of Storage 2012."
And that's just what storage admins appear to be focusing on--while 2011 was full of plans to improve allocation (51%), implement disaster recovery plans (41%) and monitor utilization (39%), 2012 seems to be about assessing and refining usage. Allocation still leads the list of projects, but admins also want to reclaim unused storage (42%) and improve capacity planning (37%).