Some quick numbers that came in this morning:
Virtualization On The Rise?
On average 50% of storage production environments at Fortune 1000 organizations will be virtualized by 2009, according to new research
from TheInfoPro. According to TIP's Wave 10 Storage Study -- which details technology adoption
trends and timeframes, management techniques, and vendor performance data for
the storage industry -- virtualization has risen to being the fourth most common storage initiative. Someone should let VMWare know I'm thinking.
As our own Larry Barret reports, VMware shares tumbled $21.86 a share, or 26 percent, to $61.14 Monday as
investors punished the virtualization software company for falling short of
analyst revenue estimates in its fourth quarter and offered
less-than-scintillating guidance for 2008.
HTC Losing Its Footing?
Taiwan's High Tech Computer (HTC) is supposedly losing its top spot as
the world's leading vendor of Windows Mobile based smartphones (excluding
touch-screen models). According to internal data from Microsoft seen by
DigiTimes, the company has dropped to third place, behind Motorola and
Samsung. Motorola is leading the contest with a small margin, the data
Previous data indicated that HTC topped the segment with a market share of
over 50% in Microsoft's fiscal 2007 (from July 2006-June 2007).
Data, Data Everywhere
Seagate Technology expects a four-fold rise
in data storage by 2012 and claims homes will soon overtake business as the
biggest producers of digital data. It expects the annual rate of
data storage to increase to 374 exabytes in 2012, or
440 percent more than the total amount of data stored in 2007.