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The 10 Biggest Data Center News Stories Of 2018

CRN breaks down the biggest news stories of 2018 from the rise of software-defined data centers and hyper-converged infrastructure to innovations from Dell Technologies and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

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The Most Important In The Data Center

No, the public cloud did not kill the data center as some believe it could have heading into 2018. Not only was the data center alive and well in 2018, but worldwide spending on data center infrastructure like servers, storage and networking was booming throughout the year.

2018 was arguably the year of the software-defined data center, which saw an incredible amount of automation and artificial intelligence R&D being infused to create the next generation of scalable and flexible data centers. It was a groundbreaking year for data center leaders Dell Technologies and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, with Dell taking the worldwide sales lead and HPE doubling down on composable infrastructure.

CRN breaks down this year's 10 most important stories in the data center.

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