"Over 2 million square feet of HDD production space was flooded in Thailand last quarter. This will dramatically impact the cost and availability of all classes of storage throughout 2012…
During the next year, and for the first time in the history of IT, it may become increasingly difficult for users to add inexpensive storage capacity at will and without strategic plan.
We are now advising all Gartner clients to immediately, intelligently and widely deploy storage efficiency technologies wherever possible in their data center infrastructures."
- Gartner Data Center Conference, Las Vegas
December 5, 2011.