A Year Of Growth, Contraction, Speed And Reduction
It was a year of recovery in the data storage market, as vendor revenue resumed growth after the recent economic recession. But even during the worst of that recession, the amount of data stored continued to grow, pushing customers and their vendor and solution provider partners to find new ways to handle their information.
The storage industry responded with the widespread adoption of new technologies such as solid state drives and primary data deduplication. But even more important, vendors responded with a wave of acquisitions that either brought them new technologies to help customers better manage their burgeoning storage needs, or kept those technologies out of the hands of rivals.
Here's a look at 10 of the most important stories of 2010 impacting storage.