Two apologies before we get started here.
First, I'm sorry if this post comes across a bit nerdy and focused -- but I think it's illustrative of some powerful forces that are playing out in the IT infrastructure business, so it's a good case study.
Second, I will beg forgiveness if I fall into a bad case of the "I told you so's". My purpose is not to brag about guessing right, but to paint a picture that when things don't add up, there's a reason why.
Today's post is an update on the latest continuing chapter in storage virtualization. For those of you who may be casual visitors to the incredibly arcane World of Storage, this has been a hot topic for at least five years.