The 10 Biggest Storage Stories Of 2013


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.

-- Tape and backup device vendor Tandberg Data by Overland Storage.

-- Unitrends, acquired by Insight Venture Partners, later acquired by PHD Virtual, which earlier bought VirtualSharp.

-- 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.

-- EMC grabbed storage automation software developer iWave.

-- Imation purchased Nexsan.

And don't miss all the file sync/share developers and flash storage developers acquired this year and appearing on pages 10 and 11.