You Say You Want a Revolution? I.T. Approaches the Speed of Light

Amnesty of Storage Vendors vs PC commodity curve
Enterprise vs Cloud Practices (emergence of low cost, scalable COTS solutions)
Happening at same time as emergence of Flash
Flash to overtake Spinning Disk in price/capacity, no competition in performance
HyperScale and HyperConvergence
Data and processing close together, COTS parts, Enterprise learns from the Cloud

CIO take aways:

Start to move to Flash, end of spinning disk potentially even for archiving soon
Seek Hyperconvergence and COTS solutions wherever possible