Our basic objection is that the county indigent health care fund is a fund of last resort, and if another funding source is available, which it is, then the law passed by the voters requires that it be used instead.

Some customers will put out the brush fire but miss the forest fire. Customers need to think about how to get the data off an archive when the technology is no longer any good and onto new stuff without too much pain.

Networked controllers, and networked storage controllers together with supporting software, will become the strategic platform for application-aware storage.

Achieving this is not easy. Making things simple is really, really hard. For example, IBM has done well with its SAN Volume Controller, but it took six years to get it to market.