Connected storage may mean the end to backup and recovery as enterprise systems follow the pattern consumers established with Box and DropBox.
Everything is connecting. Cheap, portable computing combined with the sprawling reach of the Internet is breathing new life into even the most mundane artifacts. Look at Nest, which transformed the thermostat into a home automation hub by linking sensors inside the home to weather stations on the Internet.
The file system is also undergoing its most radical transformation in decades. Unencumbered by strict security policies or legacy systems, consumers are leading the transformation. Millions of people already depend on products like Box and Dropbox to store, share, and synchronize data across a profusion of personal devices. But the potential improvements in productivity are too meaningful for the enterprise to ignore. The transformation in personal file systems foretells an era when all storage in a datacenter becomes connected. Continue reading at InformationWeek.