2012 Storage Industry -- A Pause While Technology Matured
The year 2012 was not characterized by any revolution in technology in the storage industry. Instead, it was a year in which the market caught up to the technological changes that have been brewing for a couple years.
It was a year in which public storage clouds proved their mettle, flash storage technology and converged infrastructure moved from the periphery to the mainstream, the top enterprise vendors and top small business vendors met to duke it out in the middle and even the lowly disk drive and tape drive brought new surprises.
For storage solution providers, vendors and customers, 2012 was a chance to catch their breath and get ready for the truly amazing changes to come in 2013 and beyond.