5. Rush Along The Acquisition Trail
One helluva lot of storage companies also got acquired in 2013, including:
-- Storage component maker LSI by networking component maker Avago.
-- EMC acquired ScaleIO for its software-defined storage technology.
-- Fusion-io acquired ID7 for software-defined storage.
-- Western Digital acquired Arkeia Software for SMB data protection.
And don't miss all the file sync/share developers and flash storage developers acquired this year and appearing on pages 10 and 11.