10.4. New IT Applications

Articles in Information Technology publications tease us about new uses of technology. It’s wise to pay attention to them, because today’s article about what’s possible quickly turns into reality. There are several applications emerging now that are the logical extension of SAN technology.

10.4.1. Storage on Demand (A Utility Company)

It’s great to have a lot of your own storage, but wouldn’t it be useful to rent just what you need for as long as you need it? It could be a lifesaver to call the Acme Data Storage Company in the morning and say, “I need 300 GB for a month.” Having worked out the connection technology in the past, you expect the storage company representative to tell you that your disk space will be available ...

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