Backup and recovery is becoming less of an add-on to the data environment and more of a core asset.
The next version of Docker will have a built-in full distribution of Kubernetes; developers will be able to work with the familiar Swarm tools along with new Kubernetes tools under the same management dashboard.
Managing cloud resources requires a more nuanced view of data operations than is needed for traditional IT infrastructure.
Power efficiency is a worthy goal, but what is true elsewhere in the data center will likely be true in memory: Efficiency will almost always take a back seat to performance.
While blockchain has been shown to be useful in apps far beyond cryptocurrency, there is still a lot of uncertainty about integrating it into legacy enterprise processes and new functions surfacing in the IoT and other advanced architectures.