From the data center to the cloud, and from disk to flash technologies, storage startup companies were busy in the first half of 2013 working to revolutionize how customers from the smallest businesses to the largest enterprises can squeeze more capacity, performance and scalability out of their storage infrastructures while pushing costs down.
Many of those startups face uncertain futures. But, it's not because of technology or channel issues. Instead, several are likely to become prime acquisition candidates for larger vendors looking for a fast entry into new markets the larger companies have not yet been able to exploit.
For a look at 10 of those companies, turn the page now.