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10 Storage Predictions For 2015

CRN looks through the crystal ball and offers 10 predictions for the storage industry for 2015.

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10. Storage Revenue: 2015 Will See Growth, Or Not

While the headline on the first prediction seems like a way to weasel out on making a prediction, it is impossible to predict with confidence whether the storage industry will see revenue growth. Storage revenue was down year over year during the first couple of quarters of 2014, but then rose in the third quarter, according to IDC.

The number of TB of capacity will grow in 2015, and SSD and flash storage will see big growth. Storage software revenue will grow. But will this all add up to a growth in overall storage revenue? That remains to be seen.

And the very fact that overall storage revenue may not grow has big implications for those whose livelihoods depend on traditional storage sales, especially in terms of whether they are ready to take on the latest technologies or not.

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