Friday, March 12, 2010

Storage Buzz March II

As the snow is slowly melting in my neighborhood, the economy seems to be slowly recovering as well, one immediate sign is the latest IDC report on the storage market:
Q4 in 2009 was reported to have shown the first y/y growth since Q3 2008 and the amount of Petabytes shipped grew 34% y/y.

Some other comments are almost overly optimistic, but the good news is: The (spending) freeze finally seems to be over!

Another development this week worthwhile noting is the breakup between Oracle/Sun and HDS: As Hu Yoshida outlines in his post, the two companies will go separate ways. So obviously the question arises: Who will be able to take advantage of this new situation in the market?