The 10 Biggest Data Center Stories Of 2013


2013 was a year marked by changes in the data center industry that defied prior expectations.

The year was characterized by massive transformations at Hewlett-Packard and Dell, a fall in server and storage sales, a resurgence in the mainframe, a U.S. government spy scandal that threatened sales of equipment and services to foreign clients, and the realization that data center consolidation is trickier than once thought.

CRN looks back on 2013, a time when the simple promise of the economic recovery after the Great Recession gave way to a maddening bout of complexity.



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