Every now and then, I like to annoy people and point out that much that we are talking about as the future in Open Systems has been done before. And today is one of those days!
I was talking to someone about policy driven storage management and what they described sounded awfully familiar, so I thought I’d do some quick googling and point them in the right direction. I found this series of articles on the IBM website.
It’s worth reading up on System-Managed-Storage; there are so many concepts within it which should strike a chord with you especially if you are thinking about what storage is going to look like in the future. And probably like a lot of Bods, you’ve never had the chance to be indoctrinated into ‘the Cult of the Mainframe’.