Last week, being off from regular daily activities, I had fun writing blog entries. I decided to write this entry while taking time off worrying about forgetting something to pack for travel tomorrow.
This entry will definitely be the last one for 2005 and most likely will not be followed by another entry for few weeks or even more. Before I become MIA, I would like to leave you with some of my thoughts.
- Is encryption right solution for "data at rest"? See That Which Was Lost Has Been Found, Waiting for my Marriott Letter.
- Will utility (cooling, power, and space) cost become a major component of total operating cost of storage as Petabyte+ storage repositories become norm? See The Price of Performance.
- Should all data be archived? See Data Retention Policy: US Lawyers versus UK Lawyers, How long IS permanent?.
- Will risk of data loss during RAID rebuild time become major concern with increase in disk capacity?
- Will iSCSI vendors finally realize the drawbacks of positioning as cheaper alternative to FC-SAN?
- Will RSS become a primary method for technical support and service notifications?
Finally, can somebody please try to bring down the Walled Gardens of Infrastructure? See Google Base + Vertical Search + RSS = Death of Walled Gardens.