The New World Order
It is fairly easy to predict some of the trends solution providers can expect from the storage market in 2010, with convergence of storage and other technologies, the fight between Hewlett-Packard and Cisco over the look of the data center of the future and the rise of storage software sales a given.
Tying these different trends into a single coherent picture of storage in 2010, however, is more difficult. Each of them is important in itself, but looking at them in context makes it easier to get a sense of what to expect.
And, far from being scary, these trends play right into the hands of integrators and solution providers savvy enough to prepare now to take advantage of them.
Predicting the future of storage is a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it...