Over at Enterprise Storage Forum, our favorite storage pundit Henry Newman has posted his annual Review of 2012 and Predictions for 2013. How did he do last year? Well, with 7 of 10 correct predictions, he is either The Great Carnac or he gets a C- minus on a teacher’s grading scale. The question is, will that grade help Henry with his one wish-list item for Santa this year?
The industry really needs more than POSIX (open/fopen, read/fread,write/fwrite) and more than simple REST put/get interfaces for data in the future. Neither has the richness to address the myriad of polices that are needed in our future world. I predict that there will finally be some honest discussion about this among the customers that need it and the vendors that could create it. Maybe this should be my request to Santa. I have tried to encourage this discussion for years and I have gotten no traction.
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