Just as processing power increases created the PC Era in the 20th Century, broadband increases are creating this century’s Network Era.  The

GigaOm points to five game-changing applications enabled by fatter network pipes.  This trend has huge implications on storage, because everyone of these applications creates massive volumes on new content that will be saved, in many cases at both ends of the pipe. 

One example: a free half-terabyte download.

Is storage a broadband enabler, or a consequence? Ask the chicken – or the egg.

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