Good post by Chris Mellor (thank you) over at El Reg
Storage 2016 A period of quiet, rest and reflection is what the storage industry needs after a frankly hectic and very eventful 2015.
It won’t get it. The opposing forces of simplicity and complexity, access speed versus capacity, server versus array, on premises versus cloud, and tuned hardware and software versus software-defined are still in deep conflict. And don’t forget the containerisation issues in the background.
There is also a growing generalised attack on storage data access latency, just to add something else into the mix.
Read on here