As I attended a number of broadcast and video events this spring, the future of the storage landscape became very clear to me. Storage in the form of disks has become commoditized by falling prices and easy connectivity. Even high performance storage is moving into the consumer space with technologies like Thunderbolt. Many professionals collect large volumes of data, decentralised and without any clear planning. And who can blame them? When you can buy terabytes of cheap and fast RAID, why would you spend too much time strategising? Just store it all!