The 10 Biggest Storage Stories Of 2011


2011 Storage Industry -- A Year For Really Big "Bigs"

The year 2011 may be remembered for the really big things that happened, including a huge Thailand flood which wiped out a quarter of the world's hard drive manufacturing, big acquisitions with the potential to change the industry as we know it, big investments in unknown companies, and, of course, big data.

Yet "small" also had its place in the spotlight in 2011. Small business storage came to the forefront in a way it hadn't done in the past, while new cloud and virtualization technologies bring the potential for smaller requirements for on-premises storage going forward.

Trying to find the most important storage industry stories in a year in which so many changes were taking place is a big task. Turn the page, and see how CRN's picks matched yours for the 10 biggest storage stories of 2011.