I've been talking to storage people in IT for about 20 years now. Sure, the new technology is always interesting -- but what storage folks are always interested in is how does this change things? How do things get done differently as a result?
And -- always unspoken but omnipresent -- how will this affect me?
While no aspect of enterprise IT is static these days, the storage team sits at the intersection of some particularly powerful forces these days.
Change is coming -- what does it look like?