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LAS VEGAS -- Cheap storage makes for sloppy storage, apparently.

Speaking here at the Afcom Data Center World conference in Las Vegas yesterday, Meta Group Inc. executives Mark Levin and Gary Yeck had both good and bad news for storage management gurus.

Costs are coming down in many parts of the data center, said Levin and Yeck, but management practices may be declining -- possibly because inexpensive storage makes it easy to be haphazard, especially with those legacy mainframes.

To find out why, check out the full story at: Next-gen Data Center Forum.

James Rogers, Site Editor, Next-gen Data Center Forum