Recently, I met with a customer who feared that his cost of buying storage will skyrocket due to a recent flood in Thailand. Seriously, Thai floods? I naturally thought he was joking!
As I shrugged off his grievance, he showed me an article that verified his unusual contention. The TechTarget article stated Thai floods will impede storage manufacturers’ ability to produce hard drives…this interruption in supply will inevitably cause storage prices to double or triple. He went on to say that in a better economic climate this rise would just be minor hiccup in his procurement process. But now, perpetual price increases have become a chronic headache!
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