10 Storage Predictions For 2014

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8. IPOs, Anyone?

2013 saw two successful storage company IPOs, including that of Nimble Storage and Barracuda Networks, along with the less-than-successful IPO of flash storage maker Violin Memory.

For 2014, the storage IPO spotlight is very likely to be on the fast-growing file sync and share market, where Box and Dropbox have been rapidly expanding their offerings to be more business- and channel-friendly. Given their need to compete against more enterprise-focused providers like Egnyte or EMC's Syncplicity, an IPO would be a big boost for their marketing and R&D efforts.


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