Tech memes and buzzwords come and go.
I think 2014 is the year the broader storage industry realizes that the market is now in very much in play: new technologies, new philosophies, with the attendant new winners and losers.
And for someone like me, nothing could be more interesting right now.
Perhaps you don't quite share my enthusiasm for this topic?
That's to be expected: big trends start off small and uninteresting, but have this way of ballooning into the picture while you aren't looking.
I suppose I ought to start an extended discussion with some of the reasons why I think all of this is important, and why IT pros might want to keep a close eye on this arena.