Top Of Mind In 2017: Think Fast Or Be Lost
The storage industry is being racked by a sea of changes as solution providers explore new ways to store and manage data. And by "new," we really do mean new, as in widely deploying technologies which a couple years ago were only dreams. Technologies such as flash storage, software-defined storage and the cloud are not just doing the work that racks and racks of hard drives used to do. They are doing that work faster with significantly lower capital and operating costs, and enabling businesses to streamline operations in ways they never thought of before.
That kind of change has its price, however, as storage vendors struggle to keep up with the fast pace of development and solution providers struggle to place their bets on the right horse.
Well, there is no single right horse to choose. Solution providers and their customers will be forced to place multiple bets. Here's a look at some of the changes that can be expected for 2017.