• 10/27/2004
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Reyes: DAS Is Dead

Brocade boss says all enterprise data will be networked in five years

“We’ll see the unification of the SAN architecture. It won’t be Fibre Channel or IP -- it will be Fibre Channel and IP, and the underlying protocol will be inconsequential.”

He believes the same goes for block-and-file data. As Fibre Channel and IP coexist, so will NAS and SAN converge.

“Any service will have access to block data regardless of where it resides. The concept of having storage captive to a single NAS head will not be a thing of the future."

Reyes sees two hot trends driving user demand next year: the “intersection of utility computing and ILM... Utility computing is a metaphor for simple provisioning, and ILM is a metaphor for automating data movement.”

— Dave Raffo, Senior Editor, Byte and Switch

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