Deduplication, compression, object storage, IO-improving software and NVMe could help future storage systems deal with increasing data volumes.
New technologies like shingled magnetic recording, heat assisted magnetic recording, helium drives and heated dot magnetic recording will make HDDs cost-effective far into the future.
Virtual Volumes (VVOLs) enable a VM to communicate its data management requirements directly to the storage array.
Old and new technologies will likely co-exist for several years.
In this corner, object storage. In this corner, POSIX storage. Why can't they meet in the middle?
Will there be enough storage to accommodate big data, analytics, mobility, the cloud and the Internet of Things?