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The end of the world as we know it...

Here’s a fun read on the end of storage as we know it:

There's no drought in storage perfect storm

The technology solid state memory technology IBM is calling Racetrack Memory uses ‘magnetic moments’ to represent 0/1’s. According to IBM research, these magnetic moments are created by manipulating and detecting spin-polarized electrical current on a nano-thin wire. Taking us full-circle to wire spool audio recording, which dates back to 1878, when Oberlin Smith first recorded telephone signals onto steel piano wire.

The difference of course is that spintronics offers the promise of allowing all the data ever created to be stored on a fingernail…

Pretty much wipes out the storage industry.

Hopefully, I make it to the beach before then

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More Stories By Kirby Wadsworth

Kirby is widely recognized throughout the storage industry for his expertise in marketing and business strategy.

A veteran of both startups and established storage vendors, Wadsworth was a founder of Storability and served as vice president of marketing prior to its sale to StorageTek. Earlier, as vice president and general manager of Compaq's Network Storage Services Business Unit, he envisioned and introduced Compaq's Enterprise Network Storage Architecture (ENSA) which is still widely recognized today.

As vice president of marketing for Digital's Storage Business Unit, Wadsworth launched Digital's StorageWorks product line into the open systems marketplace, and led the creation and introduction of the Enterprise Storage Array product family.