10 Signs that You Heart Storage
After surviving a heavy dose of storage news the past few weeks related to VMworld, Oracle Open World and Storage Decisions, all eyes turn to the Gaylord Texan Resort and Hotel near Dallas, Texas, home to the next venue in the busy storage conference season, Storage Networking World. Or, affectionately known to many by its initials SNW. So, it's with SNW in mind and creative license inspired by Diann Daniel at CIO.com, that we discuss the 10 sure-fire signs that you have storage coursing through your veins.
1) You don't need a Wiki page, encyclopedia or translation service to understand a LUN.
2) You understand the difference between synchronous and asynchronous replication and file and block-level deduplication.
3) You miss the edge Byte and Switch used to have.
4) You know that Alphabet Soup isn't as filling as Storage Soup.
5) You back up your computer at home with more than just an external hard drive.
6) You know the difference between a Gigabyte, Petabyte and Terabyte.
7) You're excited about the emergence of large content depots.
8) You understand why virtualization is a boon for storage vendors.
9) You understand the difference between Tape Emulation, VTLs and Automated Tape Libraries.
10) Your e-mail archive could fit on a 1TB tape. Be it SDLT, LTO or AIT.
Think we missed anything? Let us know. And, keep your eyes open from the best from SNW to come next week.