Couple of useful articles this week on data protection: IBM's Cindy Grossman as well as ESG's Steve Duplessie (based on a market study) comfirm that tape will have its place in data storage in the future!
Another proof that not everything is going to be "cloud", "virtual", and "solid-state" in the future is the shutdown of EMC's Atmos Cloud Service established only a year ago. Even EMC does not seem to have identified a viable business model for cloud storage yet, folks like to know where stuff is and like to have some amount of control over their data I would assume.
Magnetic disk technology further improves capacity and Seagate will ship their first 3 TB drive priced at 250 USD very soon.
And lastly, former Brocade CEO Greg Reyes was sentenced to 18 months in jail after another trial in San Francisco last week. As you may guess, the storage community has very mixed feelings and emotions about this trial as you can read here.