At Storagemojo, Robin Harris has an interesting take on the evolution of storage systems.
SNW is the past. NAB is the future.
Storage is in the midst of a massive transition from an IOPS focus to a bandwidth focus.
This is interesting to us, given how much bandwidth we can provide from our JackRabbit storage systems. The issue for us is finding the right protocol to pull 750 MB/s per small unit, and distribute this to consumers of the data.