The SuperComputing Conference/Exhibition is always a great conference for learning about storage trends in the HPC world. This year the alert attendee could spot two emerging trends: smaller companies developing innovative storage solutions and the rise of flash storage units.
Cloud Storage -- while perhaps not the best label ever invented -- holds promise for the massive future storage requirements looming on the horizon. And does it at a very good price/performance ratio. This article takes a quick look at the concepts and the challenges of Cloud Storage.