Social networking demands more from storage

But no one’s yet sure exactly what

Byte and Switch talks about the storage impact of social networking on pure play Web 2.0 social networking sites as well as businesses in general. 

The infrastructure seems to be emulating the network it supports, demanding what they call “cloud computing”.  The needs are less about performance or even capacity, but managing the content cloud as it grows and changes.

EMC and IBM are on it.  So are a slew of newer storage technology companies. 

One thing’s for sure about storage for social networking: there’s going to be a lot of it.

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